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2019-2020 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Evening, Weekend, Online Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earning a Second Degree at Lakeland (Graduate)

Second Master’s Degree*

Second Degrees (sequentially completed)

Students who have previously earned a Master’s degree from Lakeland University or from an accredited college or university can earn a second master’s degree if the following criteria are met:

  • The enrollment for the second degree must be subsequent to earning the first degree.
  • The second degree must have a different degree designation than the prior degree (M.A., M.B.A., M.Ed. or M.S.).
  • Students must complete a minimum amount of semester hours at Lakeland University to meet residency requirements for the second degree. The minimum number of semester hours required for residency differs by degree as follows and is aligned with our transfer policies:
    • M.A. - 39-51 semester hours
    • M.B.A. - 27 semester hours
    • M.Ed. - 27 semester hours
    • M.S. - 21 semester hours
  • Students must meet all degree-specific requirements of the second degree.
  • Students must earn a Lakeland University overall GPA of at least 3.0 or better to earn a graduate degree.
  • Both degrees (if both earned at Lakeland) are annotated on the academic transcript with separate degree conferral dates.

*A degree or degree(s) will not be rescinded, retroactively awarded or altered once conferred.