Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Dual Degree
The College of Arts and Sciences offers accelerated bachelors/masters degrees in select departments and programs. Students enrolled in these dual degree programs have the benefit of earning two degrees — one undergraduate and the other graduate — on an accelerated timeline.

Accelerated Five-Year Programs

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  • Biology

    Department of Biology offers a research-based 5-year BS/MS degree. Over the course of their senior year, plus one additional year of graduate study, students in the program will take graduate level courses, conduct independent research, and write a Master of Science thesis.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. James Baker j.baker2@miami.edu

  • Chemistry

    The dual BS/MS in Chemistry is designed to provide students with hands-on training in research and analysis in a reduced timeframe of five years. This program will allow students to be more competitive in admissions to Ph.D. and M.D. programs, as well as in the employment market.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. Orlando Acevedo Orlando.acevedo@miami.edu

  • Computer Science

    For students seeking accelerated experience in Computer Science, the Department of Computer Science offers a five-year BS/MS program. Incoming students can be admitted to the program if their mathematics placement is MTH108 or higher.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. Ubbo Visseru.visser@miami.edu

  • History

    The Department of History offers a five-year program that combines a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Master of Arts (MA) degree. The accelerated nature of the program enables students to take graduate-level courses in their final undergraduate year, then complete the Master’s degree in one year of full-time study, rather than the usual two years of full-time graduate study, and at a reduced cost.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. Karl Gunther k.gunther@miami.edu and Dr. Michael Bernath mbernath@miami.edu

  • Latin American Studies

    In this highly selective Honors Program, students follow a rigorous, accelerated curriculum to complete a dual degree (B.A./M.A.) in Latin American and Caribbean Studies in five years. The program provides exciting collaborative research, travel, and work opportunities.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. William Pestle w.pestle@miami.edu

  • Mathematical Finance

    The dual BS in Mathematics/MS in Mathematical Finance program is dedicated to producing technically trained professionals with an understanding of how to analyze and value complex investments, and assess the associated risks.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. Alexander Dvorsky a.dvorsky@math.miami.edu

  • Public Administration

    The Bachelor’s in Political Science/Master of Public Administration five-year program allows students to complete an MPA with a reduced amount of time and credits. The MPA program is typically a 2-year, 48-credit program, but this dual degree allows students to complete the MPA in one year.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. Jonathan West jwest@miami.edu

Available Six-Year Programs

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  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BS/PhD)

    The Dual-Degree Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is offered to current students with strong academic ability and achievement who seek careers in biological or biomedical science. Students can earn both Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in approximately six years.

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    Faculty Director: 
    Dr. Thomas K. Harris THarris@med.miami.edu

  • Law (BA/JD)

    The Dual-Degree Program in Law is an exciting opportunity for current students interested in earning a law degree at the University of Miami. Through this program, current students with high academic ability gain admission to graduate study in the School of Law.


    Faculty Director: 
    Hakim Lakhdar hlakhdar@law.miami.edu

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in dual degree programs can also take advantage of applying their financial aid towards part of their graduate education. The plan of study for each program varies slightly. However, students may apply both merit and federal/state aid to cover up to 12 credits towards their graduate program. In addition, Florida Bright Futures Scholarships may be used towards one graduate term. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information.