Dual Degree Program

 dual degree

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 Courses tab for Dual Degree) can complete their undergraduate degree and MS in a total of five years.


40 credits are required for the MS Degree

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


  • 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.

For more information about Dual Degrees at Michigan State University please click here.

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 MS courses click here 


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 851 (1 credit)
  • EPI 828 (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 826 (3 credits)
  • EPI 812 (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