Joint MS/MBA, MS/MS or MD/MBA Program


Joint MS/MBA Program

Naveen Jindal School of Management offers opportunities to graduate students to pursue two programs (MS/MBA or MS/MS) and receive both degree awards simultaneously. The joint program reduces the number of total semester credit hours to complete the second degree program. To enter a joint degree program and take advantage of total reduced semester credit hours, students must apply to and be accepted by both programs.

JSOM Graduate students who have already finished or are finishing their first graduate program can also apply for the second degree program and take advantage of reduced semester credit hours.

Joint Program Advantages

Students pursuing a joint MS/MBA or MS/MS program can finish both degrees with:

  • MS/MBA (minimum 63 semester credit hours instead of 89)
  • MS/MS (minimum 54 semester credit hours instead of 72)

Please contact the JSOM advising office for more information about the joint degrees and requirements.

MS/MBA Joint Program and Requirements

Students complete either their MS degree or MBA degree first depending on which MBA Program they desire to be enrolled in. Full-Time MBA Cohort programs require students to complete their MBA first and then MS, whereas students in the MBA Professional (Flex) program first complete their 36 semester credit hours master’s program and then begin to accumulate the remaining required core hours for the MBA. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the core courses and cumulative, for both degrees to qualify for one or the other or both degrees. The MS/MBA students must complete both degrees at the same time to be awarded both degrees.

Students interested in combining the Full-Time MBA Cohort or Professional Evening MBA Cohort program with an MS Degree will not apply to the MS Program until they are already admitted to the MBA Program. These candidates are encouraged to contact the MBA Program Office for more information on the process as it differs from the general requirements for this combined degree program.

MS/MS Joint Program and Requirements

All JSOM graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of the joint MS/MS program and the reduced semester credit hours. Students can apply at the same time or at different time separately but they must be accepted by both master’s programs. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the core courses and cumulative for both degrees. Please contact the JSOM advising office for more information about the joint degrees and requirements.

MD/MBA Joint Program and Requirements

Through a partnership with UT Southwestern, current medical students are able to leave medical school for one year to complete their MBA degree through our Full-Time MBA Program. After graduating with their MBA, they will return to UT Southwestern to finish medical school. These students follow a modified degree plan which allows for graduation in three semesters. Current medical students interested in this program are encouraged to contact the MBA Program Office for more information and application instructions.