Dual Degree Program

Dual enrollment provides an opportunity for academically motivated undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses and conduct research towards a graduate degree beginning in the last two years of their bachelor’s degree(s) programs. Students who follow the recommended course plan (see below) can complete their undergraduate degree and Masters in a total of five years. For more information about Dual Degrees at Michigan State University please click here.


  • To be considered for dual enrollment, the student must first file an Application for Admission to Graduate Study, and be admitted into a graduate program.

  • Subsequent to admission to a graduate program, in regular status, the student must complete a Request for Dual Enrollment Status form, available from the Office of the Registrar.

  • A student who is accepted for dual enrollment can be admitted to both the undergraduate and graduate degree program upon reaching junior standing.



40 credits are required for the Master's Degree

  • 30 credits required
  • 6 credits electives
  • 4 thesis credits 


The following is a proposed course of study for students in the 5 year Dual Degree program (Red means possible spot for an elective or independent study to complete the 40 credit MS degree)  For a detailed description of Masters courses click here 

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Junior Fall

  • EPI 810 (3 credits)
  • EPI 817 (3 credits)

Junior Spring

  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Independent Study (1 credit)

Senior Fall

  • EPI 808 (3 credits)
  • EPI 828 (1 credit)
  • EPI 851 (1 credit)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Senior Spring

  • EPI 809 (3 credits)
  • EPI 829 (3 credits)
  • EPI 852 (1 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Independent Study (1 credit)

 Grad Fall

  • EPI 812 (3 credits)
  • EPI 826 (3 credits)
  • EPI 836 (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

 Grad Spring

  • Cardio/Cancer (3 credits)
  • Thesis (4 credits)

For any questions please contact:

Academic Coordinator
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Wilson Road, Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824