Save up to 12 credits on an eligible second master's degree at University of Maryland Global Campus and maximize the value of your education. Earning a second master’s degree can help you broaden your skills, knowledge, and expertise; increase your marketability; and gain an advantage on the job market in a number of industries. Plus, going through established dual degree pathways allows you to earn your second master’s degree faster and with fewer credits, as long as you start your second master's within two years of completing the first one.
Consider earning a second master’s degree through a dual degree pathway and take advantage of the following benefits:
- Broaden your skillset, knowledge, and areas of expertise and become a more attractive job prospect
- Save time and money when you earn a second degree through an established dual degree pathway
- Tailor your learning to your specific career focus (e.g. learn about HR skills and competencies after earning an MBA)
- Signal to employers that you are invested in continuous education and lifelong learning
Current Dual Master’s Degree Pathways
Each year, we evaluate our dual master’s degree program offerings and adjust to ensure that there is market demand for the additional set of skills that students obtain.
MBA to MS in Management (HR Management, Marketing, Project Management)
If you earn an MBA from UMGC, you can earn a second master’s degree in management and save up to 12 credits through this dual degree pathway, as long as you start the second degree program within two years of completing the MBA. The following management specializations are applicable to the dual degree program:
Remember, you must complete the MBA program first in this dual degree pathway. To complete the second degree (master’s degree in management), you must complete all specialization courses for the chosen specialization and (3 Credits, MGMT 670).
If you are interested in pursuing a second degree through the dual degree program, contact a success coach or academic advisor. Before beginning the second degree program, make sure you review the catalog for the academic year in which you will begin study for the second degree so you can stay up to date. Each degree must be completed within five years of beginning study for that degree.