UW Graduate School

June 11, 2019

Memo 35: Concurrent Degree Programs

Concurrent programs are defined as a pair of programs that may be pursued at the UW by a post baccalaureate student resulting in completion of the requirements for either two graduate degrees or a graduate and a professional degree. Rather than sequentially completing first one degree and then the other, the student’s time and the…


Graduate School Memoranda

The following list of memoranda includes graduate program policies maintained by the Graduate School. Content is reviewed and modified as needed according to the posted guidelines for the Updates to or Creation of Graduate School Policy and the Process Overview for Graduate School Policy Changes. Note: Missing numbers are for memoranda that are obsolete and…


August 12, 2019

Second Master’s Degree

A second master’s degree may be earned at the University of Washington by completing an additional set of requirements. Please refer to Concurrent Degree Programs and to Graduate School Memorandum 35 for more information.


June 30, 2019

Academic Affairs & Planning Office

The Office of Academic Affairs and Planning coordinates reviews of existing academic programs and of new graduate degree and certificate proposals for all three campuses. Academic Affairs and Planning staff also review and modify graduate program policies; coordinate the activities of the Graduate School Council; provide oversight and support for the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary programs,…


Encoding Graduate Degree Programs

The UW Graduate School in partnership with the UW Registrar’s Office is in the process of encoding graduation requirements for graduate degree programs in a central degree audit system. Encoding Calendar List of Encoded Programs Degree Audits Once a degree program is encoded, degree audits for students in that program can be generated from several student…


June 28, 2019

Graduate Study in More than One Field

Graduate students with interests in more than a single field of study have several options, outlined below. In considering any of these possibilities, advice should be sought from faculty in the student’s program. Immediate oversight of each graduate student’s program is the responsibility of graduate faculty in that program. Interdisciplinary Programs Many graduate programs throughout…


Best Practices for Degrees with Shared Thesis

Current Graduate School policy, as outlined in Graduate School Memo 35, allows concurrent master’s degree programs to share credits between the degree programs, thus allowing students to earn two degrees with fewer credits than if the degrees were pursued consecutively.  For questions, contact the Office of Academic Affairs & Planning at gsacad@uw.edu. Definitions Thesis master’s…


June 13, 2019

Admissions FAQs

Introduction of Application Information Accreditation After You Have Submitted Your Application Application Fee Waiver Application process – Troubleshooting GPA Calculating Assistance Tests Transcripts Visa Information and International Student Financial Requirements Once an international student planning to study on an F-1 or J-1 student visa has been admitted and has accepted their offer, they must provide…


Application Procedures

Deadlines For all applicants the application deadline is January 15 for autumn quarter admission. Applications which are complete and submitted on-line on or before this date will be reviewed by the appropriate admission committee. Procedures For more detailed information on which documents need to be submitted on-line or mailed and to what address, please go…


June 11, 2019

Concurrent Degree Graduation Requirements

When students who are enrolled in more than one degree program apply to graduate, they are asked to complete a manual degree audit because the MyGradProgram/ MyPlan degree audit will not function on concurrent student records. Graduate Program Advisors are welcome to assist students with the below steps. Instructions for graduating concurrent students: 1. Review…


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