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Dual degree programs

UMSI offers dual-degree programs to help students meet their specific career interests. In addition to the formalized dual degrees below, students can also initiate a dual degree with any other academic unit on campus.

A dual degree allows students to double-count some credits, shortening the completion time for both programs. To apply for dual degree or certificate programs, you must apply and be admitted to each department separately and then work with both schools’ or colleges’ advisors to develop your academic plan together.

Master of Science in Information and Master of Business Administration

Students in this program will have an opportunity to take courses in electronic commerce, information economics, information ethics and policy, and many other business-related topics. General information about the Ross School of Business can be found here

Master of Science in Information and JD

This dual degree with the Law School is one of only a few offered anywhere, and it is particularly attractive to students who wish to develop their expertise in the field of intellectual property. General information about the Law School can be found here

Master of Science in Information and Master of Public Policy

Students pursuing the dual degree with the #1-ranked* School of Public Policy will study information and information technologies as well as the policy and regulatory aspects of using them. General information about the Ford School can be found here

Master of Science in Information and Master of Social Work

This degree provides academic training and practical experience to improve social workers' effectiveness when dealing with information issues and extends the reach of information specialists in furthering the public good. General information about the #1-ranked* School of Social Work can be found here.

Self-initiated dual degrees

MSI students may self-initiate a dual degree with other graduate programs at the University of Michigan by contacting each school to find out more about their curriculum and opportunities for dual degrees.


* U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking

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