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As one of the leading research universities in the world, Columbia offers you many opportunities to pursue your passion. Our dual-degree offerings may help you deepen your expertise in an area outside of traditional business.
Many dual-degree options. Your Columbia MBA may be combined with one of 10 other professional degrees such as law, engineering, medicine, international affairs, or social work. If you are interested, you must apply separately to the Business School and the second school or program. Each school makes admission decisions independently.
Important factors. As a dual-degree student, you must:
- Register in one school per term.
- Follow scheduling and sequencing requirements as appropriate.
- Tailor your registration in subsequent terms to meet academic objectives, as long as they meet both schools’ course, residence, and sequencing requirements.
- Pay the tuition and fees, or receive financial aid from, the school for which you are in residence. Note that school-specific scholarships and fellowships are usually not transferable.
Columbia offers these established dual-degree tracks:
Architecture: MBA and MS in Urban Planning
Dental and Oral Surgery: MBA and DDS
Engineering and Applied Science: MBA and MS
International and Public Affairs: MBA and MIA
Journalism: MBA and MS
Law: MBA and JD
Nursing: MBA and MS in Nursing
Physicians and Surgeons: MBA and MD
Public Health: MBA and MPH
Social Work: MBA and MS in Social Work
Teachers College: MBA and MA in Private School Leadership
As you weigh the advantages of a dual degree, please note:
- Applications for admission to Columbia Business School and participating dual-degree schools must be filed separately.
- Each school’s admissions decisions are based solely on that school’s selection criteria and are made independently.
- You may either apply simultaneously to both schools, or begin your studies at one school and apply to the other school prior to completing half of the coursework of the first school. University students who apply to the Business School after this deadline may still be considered for admission but will not be eligible for the dual-degree program.
- Although you may apply simultaneously to both schools, you cannot begin both programs simultaneously.
One more important note: Columbia Business School does not defer students to future terms. As a dual-degree applicant, please apply to the Business School for the term in which you plan to enroll. We may consider exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis.