Double/dual degrees

What is a Double/Dual Degree?

In these CCPA programs, students earn two master’s degrees at the same time!

Here’s what to know:

  • You can earn a degree like this in just three years -- significantly less time than if pursued separately.
  • You pay less in tuition costs than if you were to earn both degrees on their own.

Double/Dual Degrees we offer

What our students say

Ginger Cates

Ginger Cates

Dual Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Master of Social Work

Q: How does the Double/Dual Degree program help you prepare for your career?

A: I want to land in the intersection of student affairs and mental health and this is helping me prepare. Binghamton has created a strong curriculum providing a broad array of knowledge and skills and the strong faculty in both programs are focused on helping students achieve success. With only one extra year, the two degrees open many doors for working with young adults within or outside of institutions. 


Meegs Longacre

Dual Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Master of Social Work

Q: What advice do you have for students about the Double/Dual Degree programs?

A: I would look at jobs you might want and see what requirements they have. Would having both degrees make you a much more competitive person for positions? Look into the requirements for the programs and see if they would complement each other to make your education better. I looked at the requirements a lot and determined it would be absolutely worth it to, and it has been.

mack ottens

Mack Ottens

Dual Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Public Administration

Q: What attracted you to take advantage of the Double/Dual Degree programs?

A: I saw a lot of value in combining my passions for higher education and public service together. Plus, the opportunity to have an independent master's degree in each field was very decisive for me. The research experience I got from both programs uncovered a passion for research in the field of higher education. I aim to find new ways for higher education to be accessible and effective for all students.

Advantages to Double/Dual Degree Programs

Benefits of these programs include:

  • Increasing your marketability with more options for rewarding career opportunities.
  • Growing your professional network of faculty and peers much faster.
  • Expanding your expertise and leadership skills in two different fields.

How to apply 

To earn a double or dual degree, students must apply and be admitted separately into both academic programs.

What you need to know:

  • Applications for double and dual degrees are submitted separately, each requiring an application fee to the Graduate School.
  • Once accepted, students will meet with academic advisors to map out a customized program of study.
  • We encourage students to start both programs in the same semester. If you start one program late, you can still work out an individual plan to complete both degrees in three years.