Collaborative international degrees (dual and joint)
Collaborative international degrees pose reputational risks to Indiana University and, therefore, must be carefully considered. Such degrees are typically approved only with primary partners or with leading peer institutions that have parallel strengths in a particular field of study.
Academic units at IU may propose dual degree programs in which students earn two degrees, one from IU and one from the partner.
Most current dual degree programs are nonreciprocal, meaning that students from the partner institution complete a certain number of courses at home and transfer to IU to complete the remaining degree requirements for both IU and the partner institution. The partner institution, at its discretion, may accept the credits that the student earns at IU and confer a separate degree.
Reciprocal dual degrees tend to be less common because they require careful assessment of student demand, foreign language requirements, residency requirements, and tuition and fee rates.
Collaborative dual degree options
There are three options for developing collaborative international degrees: concurrent undergraduate degrees, integrated undergraduate-graduate degrees, and concurrent graduate degrees.