Joint MS/MBA Program


Joint MS/MBA Program

The joint MS/MBA program allows our graduate students to earn a combination of a master’s level specialist degree and an MBA together. Both degrees separately would require 89 semester credit hours total (36 + 53), but in the joint program students can earn both degrees with 63 semester credit hours total.

Joint Degree Requirements

Note: To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

Students first complete their 36 semester credit hours master’s program. Then, students begin to accumulate the remaining required core hours for the MBA. Students first take into account the courses already taken in their MS degree and then add in MBA core courses and electives to reach a total of 63 semester credit hours (specific details with respect to program specific courses and combined program coursework can be obtained from the advising office). Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the core courses for both degrees and in aggregate to qualify for one or the other or both degrees.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing the joint MS/MBA must meet the admission requirements for both programs, and submit all of the required documents. Please visit the UT Dallas' general admission requirements for more information.

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