|TYPE OF DEGREE||DOUBLE-COUNTING POLICY|
|Two Master's Degree||No more than six credits may be double-counted, subject to the following conditions:|
|Master's Degree and Doctorate (in distinct disciplines)||No more than six credits may be double-counted, subject to the following conditions:|
|Master's Degree En Route to Doctorate (in same discipline)|
Upon recommendation by the graduate program, a doctoral candidate may earn a master’s degree in the same discipline, upon completion of the master’s degree requirements or upon successful passing of the comprehensive exam. The degree may not be awarded retroactively. The candidate must file a Graduate Application for Degree by the appropriate deadline. See Enrollment Policies > Graduation.
If a student has earned a master's degree in the same discipline from another university and/or UHM, the student will not be awarded another master's degree.
|Graduate Degree and Graduate Certificate|
Policy is at the discretion of each graduate program. If either program prohibits double-counting, the prohibition applies to the other program as well. Contact the programs for more information.
|Two Graduate Certificates||Double-counting is not allowed.|
|Official Dual Degrees||Policy is specific to the dual degree programs at UHM. If no specific policy is in place, refer to the general policy for two master’s degrees.|
|Master's Degree or Doctorate with JD (Law) or MD (Medicine)||In general, no more than six credits from the professional degree may be counted toward the graduate degree, subject to the following conditions:|
In the case where the graduate degree and the professional degree are being pursued concurrently at UHM, students are strongly advised to obtain approval from their professional program for the credits being double-counted.