UW Graduate School

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 the…


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…


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.


July 31, 2019

Approved New Graduate Degrees, Certificates & Options

The following programs and options are listed by their approved year of implementation. All newly approved graduate degree and certificate programs have provisional status, with a review scheduled five years after implementation. 2023–2024 New Graduate Degree Programs UW Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies — Master of Science in Community Health and Social Justice…


June 28, 2019

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

Degree Requirements

Students working toward a graduate degree at the University of Washington need to be aware of what is required for successful degree completion. Below are some of the policy and calendar resources available to students to assist them in their progress. Please also feel free to search throughout this site for more information. If you cannot find…


June 11, 2019

Memo 46: Graduate Degree Requirements

This memorandum describes general policies on minimum degree requirements and allowable credits for graduate degrees. Degree requirements for specific graduate programs are managed by that program and may be in excess of the minimum requirements described in this memo. This memorandum includes the following sections:I. General PoliciesII. Requirements Applying to All Graduate Degree ProgramsIII. Master’s…


August 7, 2019

Information About Salary Schedules and Administration

How to Read the Salary Tables Salaries listed on the various salary schedules are at the 50% equivalent rate, since that is the most common appointment percentage. You will need to adjust the salaries to convert to an appointment at a different FTE. Each job has its own job profile name within Workday, and the…


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…


Creating/Modifying Programs

The Graduate School’s Office of Academic Affairs and Planning coordinates the reviews of new graduate program proposals. Proposal flowcharts in each category below outline the approval process for each type of program (degree, certificate, degree option, combined undergraduate/graduate program). For general questions and document submission by email: progprop@uw.edu. Guidelines for Creating Graduate Programs New graduate…


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