Procedure for Establishing an External Dual Degree Agreement
Establishing an external N.C. State Dual Degree requires the approval of the Provost.
The instructions below are applicable for both Undergraduate and Graduate level agreements and includes the necessary forms and process to be completed prior to consideration for approval.
An external Dual Degree program is defined as follows:
1. Involves an agreement between two institutions, each offering a corresponding degree
2. Students are admitted to both institutions and to both degree programs
3. Students complete requirements for an existing degree at NCSU.
4. Each institution awards its own degree so that students are eligible to receive two degrees
5. For graduate programs, 50% of the credits must be taken at NCSU; for undergraduate programs, 25% of credits must be taken at NCSU.
6. Credit is transferred to NCSU from the partner institution and counts toward NCSU's degree requirements.
While such programs offer the advantage that some course work may count for each degree, the requirements for each of the two degrees must be substantially equivalent to the requirements for a student taking only one of the degrees.
Process for proposing a dual degree:
Required Documentation for Proposing an External Dual Degree:
Submitting documentation to establish a dual degree:
Periodic Review of Dual Degree agreement:
All external dual degree programs will be reviewed every 5 years from the date of implementation, unless the agreement specifies a date prior. Specific criteria needed for review will be provided to the N.C. State program coordinator.
For a listing of NC State Dual Degree programs with external partners, click here.