Dual Degree FAQ
Dual Degree FAQ
What is the dual degree program? The dual degree program is when a student receives both their bachelor's degree and master's degree within four (4) years of study at Cooper Union.
If you would like to take part in the dual degree program, you should fill out this notification form, get the appropriate signatures, and then turn it into the Dean's office. Please note that you should only fill out this form if you wish to be part of the dual degree program. DO NOT fill out the master's program application through admissions.
When do you fill out this form? This form should be submitted in the spring semester of your junior year. The 2020 notification form is due on March 13, 2020.
Do I need to submit anything other than the form to take part in the program? Yes. Along with the completed form, you must submit a copy of your transcript, a degree audit completed with your adviser and a proposed thesis focus.
How many credits do I need to complete both my bachelor's and master's degrees? To earn a bachelor's degree, students must complete 135 credits. A master's degree is 30 additional 400-level credits, inclusive of 6 credits for the thesis.
Does it matter in what order I take the courses? YES. In order to maintain eligibility to receive federal financial aid as a full-time student, you must register for at least 12 credits towards your undergraduate degree every semester. Moreover, in order to meet the residence study requirement you must register for at least 12 credits towards your undergraduate degree during the academic year immediately preceding the granting of the degree (http://cooper.edu/
Can I do the non-thesis option as part of the Dual Degree program? No. You may only do the thesis option as part of the dual degree program.