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Adding or Changing Programs

Some EWU graduate students decide after enrolling in their program to pursue a dual degree program, add a graduate certificate, or add a second graduate degree. Others decide to change their degree concentration or program altogether after enrolling. See the instructions below for each possible scenario that involves adding or changing your graduate course of study.

Adding a Dual Degree Program

EWU has three approved dual degree programs for graduate students:

  • MBA/MPA
  • MURP/MPA
  • MSW/MPA

If you want to add a second degree that is not part of an approved dual degree program, see the instructions below for "Adding an Additional Graduate Degree."

If you've already enrolled in one of these programs and want to pursue a dual degree, you must apply to the second program. However, your application fee is waived. Please follow these instructions when you apply:

  1. Fill out the second program's online application completely. Do not submit it. (Submitting it requires paying an application fee.)
  2. Email gradprograms@ewu.edu with the subject line: "Dual Program Applicant."
  3. State that you have completed the online application. Include the name of the program application that requires the fee waiver.

After completing these steps, EWU Graduate Studies will submit your application on your behalf and waive your application fee.

Note that students who complete dual programs are required to submit separate Candidacy forms for both programs.

Adding a Graduate Certificate

Students often find that graduate certificates are a nice complement to their primary degree. To add one, you must apply to the certificate program, but your application fee is waived. Please follow these instructions when you apply:

  1. Fill out the certificate program's online application completely. Do not submit it. (Submitting it requires paying an application fee.)
  2. Email gradprograms@ewu.edu with the subject line: "Adding a Certificate."
  3. State that you have completed the online application. Include the name of the certificate application that requires the fee waiver.

Students who add a certificate are required to submit separate Candidacy forms for their degree and certificate programs.

Adding an Additional Graduate Degree

If you are adding a second master's degree that isn't part of an approved dual program (i.e., MBA/MPA, MURP/MPA, MSW/MPA), you are required to pay an additional application fee when you apply. You are also required to submit separate Candidacy forms for each program.

Changing Your Program or Concentration

If you decide you want to change to a different EWU graduate program, you must apply and be admitted to the new program.

If you are enrolled in a program with multiple concentrations and want to change yours, please consult with your graduate program. Their approval is required for any change to a concentration.

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