Our students often have interests in multiple areas. It is possible to complete a double emphasis. Guidelines for students are available in the Graduate Studies Bulletin on page 16.

Students wishing to complete a double emphasis should note the following:

  • Only one master’s degree is conferred. (Note: An emphasis is not indicated on the diploma, only on the transcript.)
  • Applicable courses from one emphasis can be used to fulfill requirements in the other emphasis.
  • Two distinct capstone projects, one for each emphasis, need to be completed and each capstone project must be from a different capstone category (Curriculum Development, Field Project, Internship, Thesis, or comprehensive exam).
A student with a double emphasis completes the program with a minimum of 39 credits, instead of the 36 credits required for a single emphasis.