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Dual Degree Programs


Dual degree programs allow students to earn two degrees in less time than it would take to complete them sequentially. Students interested in this option must be admitted separately to each of the programs and admission to one has no official bearing on admission to the other. Since admission to two programs is required, interested students are encouraged to begin the application process early.

Additional dual degree options are being developed, and will be announced.


Graduate Dual Degrees

The Hobby School currently offers several graduate dual degree programs with other UH colleges/departments:

Master of Social Work/Master of Public Policy (MSW/MPP)

The UH Graduate College of Social Work and the Hobby School offer a graduate dual degree program that prepares students for professional practice in social welfare policy arenas. This three year dual degree program enables students to pair the quantitative and ethics-oriented approach to policy analysis offered by the MPP program with the substantive policy and practical training in health and human service related domains offered by the MSW program.

Juris Doctorate/Master of Public Policy (JD/MPP)

The UH Law Center and the Hobby School offer a graduate dual degree program that prepares students for a career in law with a strong focus on public policy issues. This four year dual degree program allows students to pair the quantitative and ethics-oriented approach to policy analysis offered by the MPP program with the rigorous legal training offered by the JD program.


Graduate Certificate/Master of Public Policy

The Hobby School currently offers the following graduate certificate/graduate degree program:

Graduate Certificate in Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability (GEDS)/Master of Public Policy

The UH Department of History/UH Energy and the Hobby School offer a graduate certificate/MPP program that allows students to complete the Graduate Certificate in Global Energy, Development, and Sustainability along with the MPP.


Undergraduate/Graduate Dual Degrees (Accelerated Pathway Programs)

The Hobby School also currently offers several undergraduate/graduate dual degree programs (also called accelerated pathway programs or 4+1) with other UH colleges/departments:

Honors College-Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies/Master of Public Policy (Honors College-BA/BS Liberal Studies/MPP)

The UH Honors College and the Hobby School offer an undergraduate/graduate dual degree program  that allows students to complete their undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies and the MPP in five years.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Master of Public Policy (BA/BS Psychology/MPP)

The UH Department of Psychology and the Hobby School offer an undergraduate/graduate dual degree program that allows students to complete their undergraduate degree in Psychology and the MPP in five years.

View the BA/BS Psychology/MPP brochure

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Master of Public Policy (BA Philosophy/MPP)

The UH Department of Philosophy and the Hobby School offer an undergraduate/graduate dual degree program that allows students to complete their undergraduate degree in Philosophy and the MPP in five years.

View the BA Philosophy/MPP brochure