Joint Degree Programs

Joint degree programs at the University of Tulsa are graduate programs in which students take coursework in at least two separate disciplines. Usually, a specific number of credit hours can be cross-counted towards the degrees in both disciplines. Students who complete a joint degree program receive two separate degrees or diplomas.

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Leading the Nation in Information Security

Since 1996, TU’s computer science faculty and staff have produced some of the country’s leading professionals in information security, digital forensics, Internet security, and telecommunications security.

The University of Tulsa’s leadership in information security education and research is well established and unique in its breadth and depth. TU’s Cyber Corps and Institute for Information Security (iSec) faculty and staff have produced some of the country’s leading professionals in information security, digital forensics, Internet security, and telecommunications security.

Defending America’s Cyberspace

TU is a lead institution in the Cyber Corps program, a federal initiative that trains elite squadrons of computer security experts -- America's "Cyber Corps" -- to form the country's first line of defense against global cyber threats.

Since 2000, TU computer science programs have received more than $25 million in federal funding for its programs, which has fueled advanced research in areas including telecommunications security, cryptographic protocol, network attack visualization, digital forensics, and critical infrastructure protection.

In 2001, the National Science Foundation named The University of Tulsa one of six charter institutions in the Federal Cyber Service Initiative (Cyber Corps). Since then, TU has placed more than 165 Cyber Corps graduates into high-level information security positions with federal agencies including the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

In addition, the NSA designated TU as one of two national centers for the development of cyber security faculty. TU also was the first university to certify graduates to all five federal information security standards at the highest levels.

Fulfilling a Need in the Private Sector

With businesses increasingly concerned about keeping their electronic data private and secure, TU launched the Institute for Information Security (iSec) in 2007 as a broader organization to better serve both the private and public sectors.

iSec draws on experts from throughout the university, including computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The institute works in partnership with industry and government agencies to solve real-world problems. iSec researchers pursue innovative solutions to a wide array of unique problems, such as reconstructing traffic accidents through automobile computers and redacting digital information from electronic devices.

TU’s information security programs continue to grow. With $2.5 million in new federal funding pledged in October 2008, a growing research and development agenda, and a healthy supply of highly talented students from across the nation, TU will continue to serve as a premier training ground for the nation’s cybersecurity experts.

All joint degree programs require that the applicant be admitted by both academic departments. Admission requirements regarding standardized tests and other supporting documents vary by department and applicants should speak with the appropriate advisors prior to applying to a joint degree program.

All joint degree programs with the Law School (JD joint degree programs) require admission to the Law School, as well as the relevant graduate department. For more information about admission to the Law School, contact:

Ms. April Fox, Assistant Dean and Director of Law School Admissions and Financial Aid
918-631-3124
april-fox@utulsa.edu  

JD/MA in Anthropology

Dr. Thomas Foster
918-631-3082
thomas-foster@utulsa.edu    

JD/MA in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Michael Basso
918-631-3151
michael-basso@utulsa.edu  

JD/MA in English Language and Literature

Dr. Robert Jackson
918-631-3736
bob-jackson@utulsa.edu  

JD/MA in History

Dr. Christine Ruane
918-631-3841
christine-ruane@utulsa.edu  

JD/MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Dr. Robert Tett
918-631-2737
robert-tett@utulsa.edu  

JD/MS in Biological Sciences

Dr. Harrington Wells
918-631-3071
harrington-wells@utulsa.edu  

JD/MS in Computer Science

Dr. Sandip Sen
918-631-2985
sandip-sen@utulsa.edu  

JD/MS in Geosciences

Dr. Peter Michael
918-631-3017
pjm@utulsa.edu  

JD/MBA

Dr. Linda M. Nichols, Associate Dean of the Collins College of Business
918-631-2242
graduate-business@utulsa.edu 

JD/Master of Science in Finance

Dr. Linda M. Nichols, Associate Dean of the Collins College of Business
918-631-2242
graduate-business@utulsa.edu 

Master of Business Administration / Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF)

Dr. Linda M. Nichols, Associate Dean of the Collins College of Business
918-631-2242
graduate-business@utulsa.edu  

Master of Science in Finance / Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (MSF/MS)

Dr. Linda M. Nichols, Associate Dean of the Collins College of Business
918-631-2242
graduate-business@utulsa.edu 

Dr. Shirley Pomeranz, Graduate Program Advisor in Applied Mathematics
918-631-2990
pomeranz@utulsa.edu