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Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Master of Engineering Degrees

The School of Engineering offers programs leading to Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Manufacturing Engineering. The School of Engineering and the Anderson Schools of Management offer a dual degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (M.E.M.E.) and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) For details, see the Graduate Program section of this Catalog. There is also a Shared Credit Program, that begins in the Mechanical Engineering department B.S. curriculum, and eventuates in a M.E.M.E degree.

Dual Degree Programs â€" Graduate and/or Professional

The University of New Mexico offers both formal and individualized dual programs. Students must adhere to the general degree requirements as described earlier in this Catalog. A brief description of the formal dual programs follows, however students interested in them should review the departmental sections of this Catalog and consult with each program for detailed information. With the exception of those programs that involve the J.D. degree, students in dual degree programs must complete both degrees in the same semester.
Adding Graduate Certificates

Current graduate students may apply to a graduate certificate program by submitting an application and required materials through the UNM Application Web site. If the certificate program admits the student, Graduate Studies is informed and adds the graduate certificate program to the student’s official record. The student is responsible for listing the certificate on the Program of Study (Master's students) or Application for Candidacy form (Doctoral students) form.
The J.D. and M.A. in Latin American Studies

The Juris Doctor/Master of Latin American Studies dual degree is jointly administered by the Dean of the School of Law and the Director of Academic Programs for Latin American Studies. The purpose of this program is to prepare legal professionals for work in Latin America or with Hispanic people in the U.S. By combining legal training with Latin American language and area studies, the program enables students to develop professional skills directly applicable to Latin American nations and populations. In addition, the student earns two degrees in less time and at less expense than would be required if each were pursued separately. The program requires 80 credit hours of law course work, 9 credit hours of international law, 24 credit hours of Latin American Studies, and a 3-credit hour elective course covering subject matter linking Law and Latin American Studies. Competency in Spanish or Portuguese is required. Entrance requirements must be met for both programs; applications should be submitted simultaneously. Students interested in the program should consult the advisors in the School of Law and in Latin American Studies.
The J.D. and M.B.A. Degree Program

The School of Law and the Anderson Graduate School of Management offer a dual program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration. Under this program, the School of Law accepts 6 credit hours of graduate credit from the Business and Administrative Sciences degree toward the J.D. degree, and the Anderson Graduate School of Management accepts 6 credit hours of credit in the School of Law toward the 15 credit hours of elective credit in the second year of the M.B.A. program. Students pursuing this program must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools. Those planning to enter the dual program should consult with the admission officers of both schools as early as possible.
The J.D. and M.Acct. Degree Program

The School of Law and the Anderson Graduate School of Management offer a dual program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Accounting. Under this program, the School of Law accepts 6 credit hours of graduate credit from the Master of Accounting Degree toward the J.D. degree and the Anderson Schools of Management accepts 6 credit hours of graduate credit from the School of Law toward the M.Acct. degree, course work subject to pre-approval from the faculty advisor. Students pursuing this program must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools. Anderson School of Management accepts the LSAT in lieu of the GMAT if the student has already been accepted into the law school and has earned a “B” or better in the two prerequisites for admission into the M.Acct., MGMT 502 and 503 or equivalent.

Those planning to enter the dual program should consult with the admission officers of both schools as early as possible.

Students who are interested in obtaining a J.D./M.Acct. dual degree must meet with their graduate program advisor to discuss course selection.
The J.D. and M.P.A. Degree Program

Under this program a student is able to earn the J.D. degree and the Master of Public Administration in approximately three and one half to four years. To enroll in the program the student must have completed the first year in the School of Law; in addition, permission of both the Dean of the School of Law and the Director of Public Administration and formal admission to graduate study are required. Students must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools.

A student pursues the normal Law School program. During each semester and summer the student works toward the fulfillment of the course requirements for the M.P.A. The School of Law accepts up to 6 credit hours of public administration courses toward its degree requirements, and the School of Public Administration accepts up to 6 credit hours of law courses toward the M.P.A. degree requirements. In addition, the student may count up to 6 additional credit hours of law courses toward the M.P.A. electives requirement: these credit hours, however, do not count toward J.D. requirements. If the student is in a thesis program, the thesis requirement may be completed during the summer or fall following graduation from the School of Law. In choosing courses for any semester, the student must have the advice and consent of the Dean of the School of Law and the Director of Public Administration.
The J.D. and M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. Program

A student in this program is able to earn the J.D. degree and an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. in an academic field. To enroll, a student must receive permission from the Dean of the School of Law, the Graduate Dean and the chairperson of the graduate unit offering the other degree. Students must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools.

In choosing courses for any semester, the student must have the advice and consent of the Dean of the School of Law, the major advisor and the chairperson of the department in which a graduate degree is being sought; in the case of a student pursuing the doctorate, the Dean of the School of Law shall appoint one member of the Committee on Studies. The School of Law accepts up to 6 credit hours of appropriate graduate courses toward its degree requirement, and the graduate unit concerned accepts up to 6 credit hours of law courses toward its degree requirements.
The M.A. in Latin American Studies and M.P.H.

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies and Masters of Public Health dual degree program is intended to prepare graduates to improve the health of Latin American populations and Latino populations in the United States, with a primary focus on New Mexico, the Southwest, the United States/Mexico border region, and regions south of the border. It supplements the M.P.H. program with in-depth study of languages, cultures, and societies that help prepare graduates to work effectively either in Latin America, or with Latin American immigrant populations within the United States.
The M.C.R.P. and M.A. in Latin American Studies

This program is designed particularly for students interested in careers related to Latin America that deal with community and regional planning, and require expertise in various academic disciplines. The program enables students to develop the skills and background necessary to assess public needs, determine and develop regional planning strategies and programs, and become familiar with land use planning concepts. Students may earn the dual degree in approximately two-thirds of the time it would normally take to earn both degrees separately. A minimum of 53 hours of course work is required for the dual degree.
The M.C.R.P. and M.W.R.

A dual degree between the M.W.R. and M.C.R.P. prepares students to make important contributions in both water resources and planning through a familiarity with the scientific discourse of water resources and the language and methodologies from community-based planning. Diverse groups are brought together to collaborate in the mediation of water disputes, especially in the Southwest where demands on limited water resources are increasing exponentially. Students are exposed to the pedagogy of instructors in diverse fields of expertise, such as resource planning and management, dispute resolution and negotiation, hydrology, economic development, and collaborative planning. The M.C.R.P./M.W.R. curriculum is:
Credit
Hours
CRP 500 Planning Theory and Process 4
CRP 510 Planning Communication Workshop 2
CRP 511 Analytical Methods for Planning 4
CRP 527 Watershed Management 3
CRP 532 Foundations of Natural Resources 3
CRP 580 Community Growth and Land Use Planning 3
CRP 588 Professional Project/Thesis Preparation Seminar 2
CRP 589
-or-
CRP 599 Professional Project II

Master's Thesis 6
WR 571 Water Resources I - Contemporary Issues 4
WR 572 Water Resources II - Models 4
WR 573 Water Resources III - Field Problems 4
electives from M.W.R. groups 1, 2 and 3 18
3 credit hours from Policy Management Concentration
6 credit hours from Hydroscience
3 credit hours from Water Resources Utilities
6 credit hours from electives approved by advisor
Total 57

The M.B.A. and M.A. in Latin American Studies

Building upon the University’s unique cultural-environmental setting and its distinctive Latin American role, an integrated interdisciplinary dual degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is offered cooperatively by the Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Latin American Studies program. This program is designed to prepare outstanding individuals for a diversity of dynamic and productive careers throughout the world in businesses, governments, private and governmental foundations, consulting firms, and other institutions with emphases on Latin America. The dual degree can be completed in a minimum of 54 and a maximum of 72 credit hours, depending on the number of core curriculum waivers granted by the Anderson School. Students must come into the program with two years of undergraduate course work, or its equivalent, in Spanish and Portuguese. Applicants must satisfy the requirements of both graduate programs. Those planning to enter this dual degree program are urged to consult with the M.B.A. program office at the Anderson Schools of Management and with the Latin American Studies program office, 801 Yale N.E.
The M.C.R.P. and M.P.A.

The dual degree in Community and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) and Public Administration (M.P.A.) is available to students who desire a public sector career in leadership positions requiring the skills of both a trained planner and administrator. The program of studies enables students to acquire skills and background necessary to assess public needs, develop community plans and programs, and in general to become effective administrators of planning organizations in urban, regional or rural settings. Students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline may be admitted provided they meet the entrance requirements of both degree programs. Each student selects either Community and Regional Planning or Public Administration as the home unit and is assigned an advisor accordingly. Together, the advisor and student organize an individualized program of studies that incorporates the core courses in both degree programs, an internship or extra course, a special interdisciplinary seminar on the practice of policy development, and 6 to 9 credit hours of electives. At the end of the M.C.R.P./M.P.A. course work, students elect to complete either a thesis supervised by a joint faculty committee or a public administration professional paper plus a community and regional planning independent project.

This dual degree program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours of course work, however the number of credit hours needed to complete the joint degree program varies according to the core requirements in effect for each degree program. Interested students should consult the M.C.R.P./M.P.A. Dual Degree Program Guidelines for details. In most instances, the M.C.R.P./M.P.A. degrees can be completed in two-thirds the time it would normally take to earn both degrees separately.
The M.S.N. and M.P.H.

The dual degree plan in Nursing and Public Health prepares nurses interested in leadership careers for professional Community Health Nursing and Public Health positions. Nurses are prepared to perform the core functions of assessment, assurance, surveillance and health policy in the public health arena.

The program of studies in the two disciplines enables nurses with baccalaureate preparation to further develop skills necessary to assess and plan health care delivery systems within the public health system. The detailed plan of studies satisfies the core curriculum in both areas. The thesis option (Plan I) is minimally 54 credit hours, or non-thesis option (Plan II) is minimally 56 credit hours, if the designated course plans are followed. Applicants must satisfy admission and other academic requirements of each program.
M.E.M.E. and M.B.A. Program

The School of Engineering (SOE) and the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM) offer a dual degree program leading to the degrees of Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (M.E.M.E.) and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). Under this program, seven courses are shared: ASM accepts 9 credit hours of graduate credit from the Manufacturing Engineering Program (MEP) core and 6 credit hours of engineering technical electives; the SOE accepts 6 credit hours of graduate credit from ASM, to be applied to the MEP core. Engineering Track Electives may come from either the Mechanical and Equipment Manufacturing area of focus or the Computers in Manufacturing area of focus (as defined for the M.E.M.E. degree).

Students pursuing this program must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools. Students are required to complete a three-month industrial internship in a manufacturing setting (or demonstrate previous equivalent experience). Students are also required to complete a 3 credit hour project in conjunction with a manufacturing enterprise. The 60 credit hour M.E.M.E./M.B.A. curriculum is:
Credit
Hours
Choose from:
CS 529, 531, 585; ECE 536, 574L, 595; ME 581
3
ME 585 Modern Manufacturing Methods 3
ME/ECE 586 Design for Manufacturability 3
MGMT 502 Financial Accounting and Analysis 3
MGMT 504 Managerial Economics 3
MGMT 506 Managing People in Organizations 3
MGMT 508 Business and Society 3
MGMT 511 Technology Commercialization and the Global Environment 3
MGMT 521 Manufacturing Systems Management 3
MGMT 522 Managerial Marketing 3
MGMT 526 Financial Decision Making 3
MGMT 598 The Strategic Management Process 3
MGMT 5XX MOT Elective (MGMT 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519) 6
STAT 570
-or-
MGMT 501 Industrial Statistics

Data Driven Decision Making* 3
Elective Engineering Area of Focus Elective 3
Elective Engineering Area of Focus Elective 3
Elective Engineering Area of Focus Elective 3
Elective Engineering Area of Focus Elective (for Plan II) 3
CS/ECE/ME Project (or 6 credit hours Thesis, Plan I) 3
Total 60


* Students may substitute MGMT 501 if STAT 570 is not available.
Pharm.D. and M.B.A. Program

The College of Pharmacy and the Anderson School of Management offer a dual degree program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration. The dual degree program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions that demand knowledge of both health sciences and management concepts. The goal is to provide graduates with skills, knowledge, and experience needed for management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, with health care organizations, or retail/independent pharmacies. Under this program, the College of Pharmacy accepts 6 credit hours of M.B.A. core courses as professional electives and the Anderson Graduate School of Management accepts 6 credit hours (PHRM 707 and 760) of credit in the College of Pharmacy toward the 18 credit hours of elective credit in the M.B.A. program. Students pursuing this program must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools. Those planning to enter the dual program should consult with the admission officers of both schools as early as possible. Students that do not have a Bachelor's degree must meet the admission requirements of Anderson's "Three-Two" program.
M.B.A. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering or in Computer Engineering

This dual degree program leading to a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or Master of Science in Computer Engineering is aimed at electrical or computer engineering graduate students who have interest in a career that requires graduate level training in both business and electrical or computer engineering. The main advantage of a dual degree program is that it minimizes the time, expense and course work for earning both graduate degrees, one from the School of Engineering (SOE) and the other from the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM). The advantage is realized by “sharing” courses between the two degrees as stipulated in the program.
The M.A. in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and the M.A. in Latin American Studies

The College of Education and Latin American Studies offer a dual degree program leading to master’s degrees in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and Latin American Studies. This program is intended to allow education professionals to enhance their secondary school teaching with Latin American topics in the humanities and social sciences. The program combines advanced professional development in education with advanced interdisciplinary study of Latin America and is designed to help students integrate the two fields through coordinated advisement and bridge courses.

The program requires 51 credit hours of course work for students who hold teaching certificates. It includes three components: 21 credit hours of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies courses with a concentration in social studies education; 21 credit hours of Latin American Studies course work divided between two of the following concentrations: Anthropology, Art History, Brazilian Literature and Culture, Economics, Gender Studies, History, Human Rights, International Management, Political Science, Religion and Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish American Literature, and Spanish Linguistics; and 9 credit hours of bridge courses: two core courses and one elective.

Completed separately, the two degrees would require 69â€"72 credit hours. Under the dual degree program, full-time students would be able to finish in approximately three years.

Students pursuing this program must meet admissions requirements of both the College of Education and Latin American Studies. Separate applications should be made simultaneously to the Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and Latin American Studies. It is expected that applicants to this program already have completed the licensure requirements for secondary teaching.

Students who are not licensed upon admission may pursue licensure through the Post-Baccalaureate program in the Department of Teacher Education. This program requires 18 credit hours of course work (at the undergraduate and/or graduate level). Students should contact the College of Education Advisement Center (505) 277-3190 for individual advisement. Latin American Studies students should be prepared for additional course work for licensure.
M.D./Ph.D.

The M.D./Ph.D. program is designed to provide comprehensive training in both clinical sciences and a basic biomedical science discipline. The intent of the program is to provide students with an integrated and cohesive training experience while obtaining the M.D./Ph.D. degree. Students participate in activities common to both programs while involved in the M.D. curriculum or engaged in Ph.D. dissertation research.

Currently, the program consists of 18 months of the medical school (M.D.) curriculum followed by 3-4 years of Ph.D. dissertation research and the graduate school curriculum. Students conclude with the remaining two years of the medical school curriculum. The joint M.D./Ph.D. program is designed to be completed in 7-8 years. The Ph.D. and M.D. degrees are awarded simultaneously at the end of the entire training period. Students take three one-month long rotations in research laboratories during the initial 20 months of the program. These experiences are meant to broaden the research experience of the students as they decide in what research area they wish to specialize. Students can pursue many lines of research activity performed by investigators in biomedical research in the School of Medicine. A total of 48 credit hours plus 18 dissertation credit hours plus good standing throughout the SOM curriculum is required for the M.D./Ph.D. degree.

For more information:
BREP Program
MSC08 4560
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-1887
Web site: Biomedical Research Education Program
email: brep@salud.unm.edu
M.D./M.P.H.

The dual status M.D./M.P.H. requires five years of integrated learning. This integrated learning enhances opportunities for medical students to acquire public health knowledge and skills with the goals of 1) reducing disparities in health status within New Mexican populations 2) strengthening physician advocacy and leadership skills in health policy development 3) fostering evidence-based interventions and 4) using assessment skills to better determine population needs and interventions. Each M.D./M.P.H. student would be able to successfully complete both degrees in an integrated fashion.

Student applies simultaneously to both the M.D. and the M.P.H. programs and indicates on the two applications that they are applying for dual status. Students must meet the requirements of both programs and be accepted into both programs in order to be considered dual status.

Students are admitted to each program separately, yet once they are admitted to both programs, they qualify as dual status students. For more information on the M.D./M.P.H. dual status, contact the M.P.H. program.
Dual Degree Programs â€" Individual

To pursue an integrated course of study combining two master’s degree programs, graduate students may, with prior approval of the two department chairpersons, embark upon their own individualized dual degree program culminating in two master’s degrees, under the following conditions:

The student must prepare a written rationale for the particular dual degree program, including a description of the objectives to be achieved. The student’s rationale and proposed Program of Study must be approved and signed by each graduate unit chairperson (or graduate unit advisor). The completed materials must be submitted to the Graduate Dean for final approval.
The student must meet all requirements for both master’s degrees, with the exception that a maximum of 6 credit hours from each major may be counted toward degree requirements in the other major.
Application process.
a. A new applicant wishing to pursue a dual degree program must submit an application, including application fee, to the second unit with his/her rationale for an individualized dual degree, and must identify each graduate unit to the other on both applications. The two departments may review the application together or sequentially. If accepted by both graduate units, the student is admitted to graduate study with two majors.
b. A student who is enrolled in one master’s degree program and wishes to add a second master’s must submit an application, including application fee to the second unit, together with his/her rationale statement (approved by both graduate units) to Graduate Studies (see #1 above) for an individualized dual degree. Submission of these materials must take place within three semesters of the student’s acceptance to the first graduate program. Acceptance by the second graduate unit establishes the student’s status in a dual degree program.
The student must work throughout the program with academic advisors from both graduate units, and the entire dual degree program should be constructed to fit the agreed-upon rationale.
Both degrees must be completed in the same semester.

M.F.A./M.A. Dual Status (Concurrent Enrollment):
M.F.A. and First or Second Master’s (Different field/major code)

While pursuing a M.F.A. degree, a M.F.A. student may choose to pursue a master’s degree in a field or discipline (major code) outside the M.F.A. field. Students wishing to pursue dual status must adhere to the following:

The M.F.A. student must prepare a written rationale for adding the particular master’s degree program, including a description of the objectives to be achieved. The student’s proposal must be approved and signed by the M.F.A. graduate unit chairperson (or graduate unit advisor). The completed proposal must be submitted to the Graduate Dean for final approval.
The student must be formally admitted to the added master’s program and must submit an application packet indicating the addition of the master’s program, together with his/her rationale statement (see #1 above) to Graduate Studies. Acceptance by the second graduate unit establishes the student’s dual status.
The student must meet all requirements for both the M.F.A. and the master’s degree, with the exception that a maximum of 6 approved credit hours from each degree program may be counted toward requirements in the other degree program.
The student must work throughout the program with academic advisors from both graduate units regarding requirements for each degree as well as shared units. The student should obtain from both graduate units written approval of the 6 credit hours from each program that may be counted toward required credit hours in the other degree program.
Time limits for completion of the two degrees:
a. Students must adhere to the seven-year rule for completion of all requirements for the master’s degree (see “Time Limit for Completion of Degree” under Master’s Degrees).
b. Students must adhere to their M.F.A. program’s rules regarding time limits for completion of the M.F.A. (see “Time Limit for Completion of Degree” of the M.F.A.). No exception are made to the University time limit for the M.F.A. degree to accommodate completion of the master’s degree.
c. If the time needed for completion of the master’s degree extends beyond the completion of the M.F.A., the student must have a Program of Studies for the master’s degree approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies before the M.F.A. degree is awarded. If this is not done, the student is allowed to count any of the credit used for the M.F.A. toward the master’s degree.

Obtaining a First Master’s Degree while in a Doctoral Program (same field/major code)

Students admitted directly to a doctoral program may obtain a master’s degree in the doctoral field of study while pursuing the doctorate. Specific information regarding the master’s degree follows:

Students must adhere to departmental and university policies regarding the master’s degree.
Credit hours taken to complete the master’s degree may be applied to the doctoral degree, within the limits specified in this Catalog under Doctoral Degrees.
Students must complete departmental and university requirements for the master’s degree prior to the submission of the Application for Candidacy for the doctoral degree.

Dual Status (Concurrent Enrollment): Ph.D. and First or Second Master’s (different field/major code)

While pursuing a doctoral degree, a doctoral student may choose to pursue a master’s degree in a field or discipline (major code) outside the doctoral field. Students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree and a master’s degree in different fields concurrently must adhere to the following:

Students must have written permission from their doctoral program to pursue the master’s degree.
Students must complete application materials and be formally admitted to the new master’s program.
Students must adhere to the seven-year rule for completion of all requirements for the master’s degree (see “Time Limit for Completion of Degree” under Master’s Degrees).
Students must adhere to the five-year rule for completion of the doctorate (see “Time Limit for Completion of Degree” under Doctoral Degrees). No exception are made to the five-year limit for the doctoral degree to accommodate completion of the master’s degree.
If the time needed for completion of the master’s degree extends beyond the completion of the doctoral degree, the student must have a Program of Studies for the master’s degree approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies before the doctoral degree is awarded.
A minimum of 18 credit hours of course work for the doctoral degree (exclusive of dissertation credit hours) must be taken in post-master’s (i.e., doctoral) status and cannot be used for any master’s degree. Graduate units may impose additional requirements.

International Articulation Agreements

Collaborative agreements with international institutions are encouraged. These International Articulation Agreements are expected to capitalize on the strengths of each of the participating institutions and facilitate transfer articulation such that students earn a degree from both institutions. In order to receive a degree from UNM, all degree requirements must be satisfied.

Specific program agreements, involving transfer credits from the international institution amounting to less than 25% of the total UNM degree requirements, must be approved by the relevant College Dean, and notification must be provided to the Provost Office. Agreements involving transfer credits that amount to 25%-50% of the total degree requirements must receive prior approval from the Provost Office. Unless resubmitted for approval, agreements become void after seven years.
Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs

A Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program (such as 3+2, 4+1, etc.) provides an accelerated path to earning both a baccalaureate and a master’s degree. Both the baccalaureate and master’s degree requirements are completed in a program-defined number years by means of shared course work. Such programs help recruit high-achieving UNM undergraduate students into UNM graduate programs.

This policy provides guidelines for programs that wish to participate in a Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program.

Shared-Credit Programs must be approved through the Faculty Senate curriculum process, and are not available for individual student design. Requesting departments, undergraduate and graduate, are responsible for ensuring that accrediting bodies do not object to sharing courses for the two degrees.

Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degree requirements:

All undergraduate degree requirements, including college requirements, must be met.
The graduate portion of the program must meet at least Plan I, Plan II, or Plan III University minimums, including the approved graduate courses taken at the undergraduate level.
A maximum of 18 credit hours of approved graduate-credit-eligible courses may be taken in undergraduate status and applied again (shared) to the graduate degree. Shared courses are transcripted as graduate.
Shared courses must be from a prescribed set that meet an undergraduate requirement, such as that of a minor, concentration, emphasis, second major, distributed minor. A grade of "B" or better must be obtained in the courses in order for them to be shared toward the graduate degree.
The undergraduate degree is awarded when it is completed.
Time-to-degree for the graduate portion of the program begins in the senior year of the undergraduate degree. Standard Graduate Studies Leave of Absence policy and re-admission procedure apply to students in Shared-Credit Programs. However, upon re-admission the student is no longer eligible for the Shared-Credit Program and courses taken while an undergraduate are not applicable to a graduate degree.

Shared-Credit Programs must identify in their curriculum proposals and published materials:

Admission Requirements. These must be, at the least, the minimum requirements in place for UNM graduate admission. Other considerations may also include the minimum number of credit hours that must be completed in the undergraduate portion, completion of a minimum number of credit hours or specific courses in the undergraduate major, class standing, minimum GPA, etc.

Students follow the usual graduate admission process to the participating graduate program.

Admission to the graduate portion of the program is provisional until the undergraduate degree is awarded.

Escape Clause. Program requirements should define the steps to be taken by students who choose not to complete both degrees, and by departments that choose not to advance a student to the graduate portion of the program. Students who choose not to complete the graduate portion of the program are still awarded the undergraduate degree when all undergraduate requirements are met.