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Double degrees ( Masters )

The University of Victoria offers graduate double degrees programs in selected fields of study. Students may apply to the relevant academic unit(s) for approval to enrol in double degrees options. There is no common application form or registration process. Students must apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and to the relevant academic unit(s) to be admitted in accordance with the existing policies of each. Once admitted, students in a double degrees program must register separately in each academic unit. Students will register in both degrees concurrently and must follow the regulations of each. Students will inform the Graduate Admissions and Records Office when they have been admitted to a double degrees program. Because of the wide variety of academic backgrounds of applicants, specific degree program requirements may vary from student to student.

UVic offers a number of double degrees at the graduate level as well as some which combine undergraduate/graduate degrees.

Applying

  • Apply to the relevant academic unit(s) for approval to enrol in double degree options.
  • There is no common application form or registration process.
  • You must apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and to the relevant academic unit(s) to be admitted in accordance with the existing policies of each.
  • Because of the wide variety of academic backgrounds of applicants, specific degree program requirements may vary from student to student.

Once admitted

  • Once admitted, you must register separately in each academic unit.
  • You will register in both degrees concurrently and must follow the regulations of each.
  • You must inform the Graduate Admissions and Records Office when you have been admitted to a double degree program.
  • Each academic unit will maintain separate academic records of students in double degree programs.
  • Fees for double degree programs will be assessed in accordance with existing regulations.

Students in approved double degree programs which span an undergraduate and a graduate program must have the permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies to register concurrently as a graduate and undergraduate student.

If, at any time, a student terminates participation in a particular double degree program, permission does not extend to pursuing any other degrees concurrently with a graduate degree. Only those grades for courses that appear on the Faculty of Graduate Studies record will be used for the purposes of making graduate studies awards, determining adherence to the Faculty of Graduate Studies academic performance regulations and assessing graduate fees.

Separate degrees will be awarded upon completion of the requirements applicable to the particular degree.

Double degree programs available at UVic

  • Master of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing + Master of Science in Health Informatics - see Nursing and Health Information Science for more information
  • Peter B. Gustavson School of Business MBA + Faculty of Law JD - see Business and Law (undergraduate)
  • Master of Public Administration + Faculty of Law JD - see Public Administration and Law (undergraduate)

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email coopinfo@uvic.ca.

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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