Second Master's Degree
Subject to the approval of the Graduate Dean, the department head, and the dean of the college, students holding master's degrees from a regionally accredited graduate institution in the United States may apply certain courses that were a part of a previously earned graduate degree toward a second master's degree, provided such courses are not more than 6 years old at the time the second master's degree is conferred. The number of courses so permitted will be as follows:
- For 30-semester-hour programs, no more than 9 approved hours.
- For 36-semester-hour programs, no more than 12 approved hours.
- For the 62-semester-hour MFA, no more than 20 approved hours.
- A thesis completed for a previous degree cannot be used for a second master's degree.
- A 595 Research Literature and Techniques course can only be used for a second master's with departmental and Graduate School approval.
- All remaining courses applied to satisfy the requirements for the second master's degree must be Texas A&M University-Commerce courses.
The second master's degree will be subject to the general regulations governing master's degrees except as stated above.