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International Dual Degrees

The College of Engineering leads the way in establishing Dual Degree programs with partner universities around the globe.

The dual degree programs require students to spend approximately 50% of their time enrolled at each university.  Upon completion of the degree requirements, students then earn two separate degrees: one from Ohio State and the one from the partner university.

The College of Engineering currently has several dual degree programs with universities in China.

Combined Degree (BS/MS) Programs

At the moment, these programs are only open to students from foreign universities.  Students from the partner university are admitted to Ohio State and spend the autumn semester of their senior year taking courses in Columbus, Ohio.  The credit for these courses is transferred back to their home institution and applied toward their BS degree.  Upon successful completion of their BS and upon admittance to the graduate program, these students return to Ohio State to complete their MS degree.  Credit for the courses taken at Ohio State during their senior year is also applied toward the graduation requirements for the MS degree.

Currently, the Department of Electrical and Computer Science offers this dual degree option to students from SJTU and XJTU.  Students interested in these programs are encouraged to contact Prof. Yuan Zheng (SJTU) or Prof. Jin Wang (XJTU).

Dual MS Program

Aerospace Engineering students from both Ohio State and École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique (ENSMA ) can apply for admittance to this program.  Upon successful completion of the two (2) year program, students will earn two (2) MS degrees, one from OSU and one from ENSMA. Students interested in this program are encouraged to contact Prof. Mike  Benzakein.

Dual PhD Program

Materials Science and Engineering students from both Ohio State and SJTU can apply for admittance to this program.  Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will earn two (2) doctorates, one from OSU and one from SJTU. Students interested in this program are encouraged to contact Prof. Peter Anderson.