Concurrent & Articulated Programs

Interested in pursuing two degrees at the same time? Established concurrent and articulated degree programs offer the potential of earning two degrees in less time than it would normally take by following the programs separately. Students undertake an integrated curriculum of greater breadth between two disciplines.

There’s a big difference between concurrent programs and articulated programs, though: Concurrent programs allow a specified amount of credit to apply towards both degrees; articulated programs don’t allow any credit overlap.

Be sure to read all the information from each school or department. There may be special requirements, and program deadlines may differ. If they do, submit the application by the first deadline.

In the application, look for concurrent and articulated degree programs at the bottom of the list of majors on the Plans for Graduate Study page.

If  you’re interested in Public Health programs in conjunction with African Studies or with the School of Medicine, contact the School of Public Health only after admission and registration in the other area. For more information, see the UCLA General Catalog.

If the MBA is part of the program you’ve selected, you should also complete the application of the Anderson Graduate School of Management. Supporting materials (transcripts, test scores etc.) should be submitted to both the MBA program and the concurrent degree program.

DDS, JD and MD degree programs also have separate application procedures.  If you’re interested in a program that includes pursuit of those degrees, contact the respective schools for additional information and application requirements.

Concurrent Degree Programs

African Studies, MA – Public Health, MPH*

African American Studies, MA – Law, JD

American Indian Studies, MA – Law, JD

Architecture, MArch – Urban and Regional Planning, MURP

Asian American Studies, MA – Public Health, MPH

Asian American Studies, MA – Social Welfare, MSW

Latin American Studies, MA – Urban and Regional Planning, MURP

Management, MBAUrban and Regional Planning, MURP

Management, MBAComputer Science, MS

Management, MBA – Dentistry, DDS

Management, MBALatin American Studies, MA

Management, MBALaw, JD

Management, MBALibrary and Information Science, MLIS

Management, MBAMedicine, MD

Management, MBANursing, MSN

Management, MBAPublic Health, MPH

Management, MBAPublic Policy, MPP

Philosophy, PhD – Law, JD

Public Health, MPH – Public Policy, MPP

Public Health, MPH (Community Health Sciences)- Urban and Regional Planning, MURP

Public Health, MPH (Environmental Health Sciences)- Urban and Regional Planning, MURP

Public Policy, MPP – Law, JD

Public Policy, MPP – Medicine, MD

Public Policy, MPP – Social Welfare, MSW

Social Welfare, MSW – Law, JD

Social Welfare, MSW – Public Health, MPH

Urban and Regional Planning, MURP – Law, JD

Articulated Degree Programs

Latin American Studies, MA – Education, MEd**

Latin American Studies, MA – Library and Information Science, MLIS

Latin American Studies, MA – Public Health, MPH

Medicine, MD – Any Graduate Division Major, PhD

Oral Biology, MS – Dentistry, DDS

Oral Biology, MS – Dentistry, Certificate

Oral Biology, PhD – Dentistry, Certificate

Oral Biology, PhD – Dentistry, DDS

Remember:  If a separate application is required for each of the two programs, be sure to submit all supporting materials (transcripts, test scores, statement of purpose, etc.) to BOTH departments or schools.

† If you’re applying only to the MBA program, don’t complete the UCLA Application for Graduate Admission. Contact the Anderson School directly for information about their programs.

* Please contact the School of Public Health Student Affairs Office after admission and registration in African Studies.

* * The Department of Education is not accepting applications to this program for 2016-2017.