Graduate Policies

01 Masters Policies

Second and Succeeding Master's Degrees

POLICY SOURCE: Graduate Policies - 01 Masters Policies POLICY NO: 4874
TITLE: Second and Succeeding Master's Degrees SUBMITTED BY: Liz Fox
DATE: Jul 18, 2013 APPROVED BY: Liz Fox

Effective Date Jul 18, 2013

Second and Succeeding Master’s Degrees

(Graduate Policy 1.8)

Definitions (Rev. 11/15/07)

(Graduate Policy 1.8.1)

A second or succeeding degree is defined as a degree with a different official title from any master’s degree awarded at Florida Tech, as recorded on the student's transcript. This definition applies equally whether awarded concurrent with or subsequent to the first degree.

Multiple Degrees

(Graduate Policy 1.8.2)

To receive a second or subsequent master’s degree a student must fulfill all the requirements of graduate policy, as well as those of the academic unit in which the student is enrolled. With the approval of the academic unit head, up to one-half of the credit (non-thesis or non-design project formal coursework) applied to the first degree may be used to satisfy the requirements of the second or subsequent degree. The academic unit head will decide, on a per-course basis, the applicability of each course to be applied to the second or subsequent program. However, at least one-half of the coursework leading to any master's degree granted by Florida Tech must have been taken at Florida Tech but never applied to any other degree.

Before the student can be admitted to the new program, a new program plan including those courses carried over from the first degree must be approved by the academic unit head of the program in which the student wishes to enroll.

A specific course may be applied toward any number of degrees as long as the statute of limitations is not exceeded, and not more than one-half of the credits applied toward previously earned degrees are included in any program plan.