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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…


March 11, 2021

Informal evictions are on the rise during the pandemic, with people of color most at risk for housing insecurity

While moratoriums during the pandemic have prevented landlords from formally evicting tenants, renters are facing a different threat to their housing: informal evictions. Preliminary findings from University of Washington researchers have found an increase in reports of renters being evicted from their homes through informal methods such as receiving texts, emails, or verbal communication from…


August 12, 2019

Doctoral Supervisory Committee Roles and Responsibilities

For information regarding establishing/revising doctoral committees, please review the step-by-step instructions. In consultation with members of the degree granting units, The Graduate School appoints a doctoral supervisory committee to guide and assist each student in working toward a doctoral degree. This committee oversees the student’s academic work throughout the program. All members of the supervisory…


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

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