Dual Degree Instructions

Meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least one semester at the UMich.
  • Have completed at least 6 credits of ECE 500+ or EECS 500+ level courses 
  • Have a UMich graduate GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Determine if you have any program restrictions:
    • Students in the Computer Science and Engineering graduate program cannot add the ECE master’s degree.
    • Students should choose a major area that differs from the courses they take in their main program. For example, it is strongly recommended that Mechanical Engineering students choose another major area besides “Controls” or “Robotics”, or Applied Physics and Physics students choose another major area besides “Optics and Photonics”.
  • Complete the Rackham Application for Add a Degree (Dual Degree):
  • Prepare the following:
    • UMich transcript (unofficial is okay)
    • PhD students must have their PhD academic/research advisor complete this recommendation form.
    • Students planning to get more than one master’s degree or certificate should complete the Add a Degree Election Form (Recommended, not required. This explains how many credits can count towards two programs and provides a guide to plan your courses accordingly. You will be required to complete this form when you graduate.)
  • Submit your materials to [email protected] to gain access to the Plan of Study. You will be given a link to complete the Plan of Study on-line. 
  • Complete a Plan of Study. This will be added to your application. You can review the ECE Course list here.
  • You should receive an admission decision approximately 4-6 weeks after your submit your application.


To add degree during the Fall 2024 Term: August 2, 2024

To add degree during the Winter 2025 Term: November 22, 2024