Second Master's Degree

Scope:  Who is Covered by this Policy?

Graduate Students


With the approval of the department, students who have been admitted to a second master’s degree program may apply a maximum of ten (10) semester credits earned at accredited graduate schools toward the second master’s degree as long as the work is not more than five (5) years old at the projected date of graduation. This includes graduate credits earned at Miami University for a graduate degree, if they are appropriate to the program and do not exceed the age restrictions.

If a thesis was presented for the first degree, it may not be used for the second degree. Students can earn a second master’s degree with the same degree title as the first master’s degree, but their coursework for the second degree must be distinctly different from the first degree.

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures



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Policy Administration

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Responsible Officer


Legal Authority

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Compliance Policy


Revision History


Reference ID

Graduate Handbook 4.2

Reviewing Bodies

  • Administrative
University Senate