Dual Degree Admission
We value cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration with other departments. A dual degree enables students to complete work on two degrees simultaneously, in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately. Explore our dual-degree partnerships and admissions processes to find the best fit for you.
How to Apply
Application steps vary based on enrollment status and program. Please view the steps below for more information.
No need to decide on a dual degree before coming to The Ohio State University. Many students can add a dual degree with the Glenn College after starting a graduate program.
Current Graduate Students Outside of the Glenn College
How to add a dual degree with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Request that your home department send a copy of your application file to the Glenn College. Your file should include your original personal statement, resume, transcripts, application and letters of recommendation. Have your home department send these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPTIONAL: Submit GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores. The GRE is optional for dual-degree applicants, and is only required if your GPA for your most recently earned degree was less than a 3.0.
Contact the John Glenn College of Public Affairs once you believe all of your checklist items have been completed. We will not send your file for academic review until you inform us that your application is complete.
Law and Public Affairs
How to become a JD/MA student:
Complete steps one through four from the Current Graduate Student list. All materials should be submitted via email from the student and college office directly.
Submit an online application through the Graduate Admissions Office at gradapply.osu.edu. Please select the MA - Public Policy and Management Program (PUBADM-MA). DO NOT include attachments to the online application. All material should be submitted using steps one through four from the Current Graduate Student list.
Current Glenn College Graduate Students
How to add a dual degree with another program:
Contact a representative from the other program to gather more information. Please see the contact details listed below for some of our dual degree programs.
- Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Development Economics: email@example.com
- Fisher College of Business: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Knowlton School of Architecture: Jon Bullock, Graduate Programs Coordinator, email@example.com
- School of Environment and Natural Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Center for Latin American Studies: email@example.com
- Moritz College of Law: firstname.lastname@example.org
- College of Public Health: email@example.com
- Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures: Derek Peterson, Graduate Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- College of Social Work: Brenda Davidson, MSW Academic Counselor, email@example.com
Follow any required steps outlined by the other program for admission. Please contact the Glenn College if they require academic documents or if you have additional questions.
Prospective Ohio State Graduate Students
How to enroll in Ohio State as a dual-degree graduate student:
Apply as a graduate student using the Graduate Admission application. Once you are admitted to a Glenn College graduate program, contact the Glenn College to discuss adding another program as a dual degree.
Apply as a typical graduate student to the other program utilizing their admission process. If you are interested in applying to two programs simultaneously, you will need to send all application materials for both locations as separate application processes and complete two online applications.