Second Graduate Degree

A second graduate degree is any master's or educational specialist degree pursued after a first master's or educational specialist degree is earned at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. To earn a second degree at the graduate school, a student must complete a minimum number of graduate credits at Lewis & Clark beyond those completed for the first master’s or educational specialist degree awarded by the graduate school. The minimums are:

  • 22 semester hours for programs in the Teacher Education Department.
  • 27 semester hours for Educational Administration programs in the Educational Leadership Department.
  • 30 semester hours for programs in the Counseling Psychology Department and the School Counseling Program in the Educational Leadership Department.
  • Note: This policy does not apply to students earning the Ed.S. in Advanced Leadership as their second degree.

A student who would like to earn a second graduate degree from the Graduate School of Education and Counseling must also:

  • Complete all requirements of the first graduate degree.
  • Apply for and receive the first graduate degree.
  • Apply and be admitted to the second graduate degree program.
  • Complete all GPA and total credit requirements, as well as all other academic procedural requirements in effect at the time of enrollment in the second graduate degree program.  All program accreditation and licensure requirements must be met as well.

Two graduate degrees may not be awarded simultaneously.