The Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP) allows students to earn two separate undergraduate degrees from two different U-M Ann Arbor schools or colleges at the same time. You may hear the MDDP also referred to as a joint degree or dual degree.
You can schedule an appointment with an advisor when you are exploring this option, when you are ready to complete your application, or for regular support once you're enrolled in an MDDP program. To do this, click the schedule button, select “MDDP” and then your non-LSA school, and then choose the advisor you'd like to meet with from that MDDP team. Honors and Residential College students, please schedule appointments with those offices for MDDP advising.
Read on to learn about what’s involved in pursuing an MDDP with LSA. We’ll start with an overview and then get into specific programs.
To complete an MDDP with LSA, a student must:
Research the requirements and policies for each school in your prospective MDDP. Be aware of eligibility criteria.
Take time to consider if an MDDP is the right option for you.
Discuss your plans with advisors in each school in your prospective MDDP. See below to learn how to connect with LSA advisors in each MDDP. Be sure to meet with an advisor in your LSA major too. At this stage, advisors will share information, support your decision-making, and, if you decide to proceed, will guide you through the MDDP application process.
You will need to complete the Undergraduate Dual Degree Approval Form and get signatures from advisors in both schools. On the LSA side, this includes a signature from a major advisor and an LSA MDDP advisor, in that order. Plan ahead and leave time to get all the signatures you need.
You must be eligible to declare your intended LSA major at the time you apply to the MDDP. You will be held to the major requirements in effect when you declare, and held to the LSA requirements in effect when you start in the College.
You must select one of your two schools to be your “home unit” on the approval form. This choice is important. You will be governed by the academic rules, policies, and deadlines of your home unit, register for classes under your home unit, and pay the home unit’s tuition rate. Consult with your advisors as you make this decision.
The approval form must be completed and submitted by the third-week deadline of a fall or winter term, or the second-week deadline of a spring or summer term, for the MDDP to be active in that term.