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Advisor Tip: Double Emphasis

I recently spoke with a student who is interested in completing a double emphasis. If your advisee asks you this question, refer them to page 12 of the Graduate Studies Bulletin.

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.