Coursework complete counts for degrees at two accredited universities. Students receive diplomas from each university separately.
Step 1: Department and College Authorization to Proceed
- Prior to initiating any such joint venture, it is important to secure authorization from both the academic department and the college to explore such an option. What authorization is needed will vary depending on the department and college. Faculty members are advised to consult first with their department heads.
Step 2: Identify the Foreign University Partner
- To identify whether there is an existing institutional agreement between Texas A&M and a specific institution abroad, please check the International Agreement Database. Expanding the relationship Texas A&M has with an existing partner institution abroad is sometimes easier than trying to build a new relationship.
- Faculty interested in exploring such options should consult their college representative. For general questions about how to expand existing partnerships or create new ones, please contact Dr. Randy Kluver at 979.845.3099 or rkluver[at]tamu.edu.
Step 3: State and Accrediting Agency Notification or Authorization
- This type of degree will require authorization on campus. Prior to implementation, it may also require notification or authorization from both the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Curricular Services, in the Registrar’s Office, is the best resource to assist departments with understanding the processes and timelines involved.