Second Master's Degree

Second Master's Degree

A student holding a master's degree already may apply for admission to a second master's degree in another discipline, following the usual admission procedures.

During the first semester of study for a second master's, students plan with their advisors a program of study to include a minimum of 30** additional semester hours. Other than the reduced number of hours required for the second degree, all other policies related to coursework and requirements apply, including time limits, transfer limitations, etc.

In addition, graduate course work from another earned degree (from Appalachian or elsewhere) cannot be included in the second master's degree program of study.

**NOTE: In the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, a second master's degree requires meeting all program course requirements with a minimum of 39 semester hours.