Peabody and the Homewood schools of Johns Hopkins University offer the opportunity for a select group academically and musically advanced students to simultaneously pursue a Bachelor of Music degree and either a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or a Bachelor of Science degree from the Whiting School of Engineering. Students must be admitted independently to Peabody and one of the Homewood schools and be invited to participate in the double degree program. Students who have begun their junior year of study are not eligible to enter the double degree program nor may students transfer into the program midyear. The double degree program is designed as a five year program, and students must comply with the credit limit of 25 credits per semester.
Students in the double degree program must maintain full-time enrollment in each semester of study, including lessons at Peabody and at least one class at Homewood. Administrative services such as registration, financial aid, and student accounts are provided to double degree students by the Homewood schools. Consequently, students in the double degree program do not receive Peabody merit scholarships or any other form of financial aid from Peabody. Double degree students must enroll in private lessons, at a minimum, and, for instrumental majors, large ensembles to maintain their status as Peabody degree candidates in the double degree program.
Students in the double degree program are responsible for meeting the requirements of both degree curricula within the published guidelines of the relevant programs. Students' principal affiliation is with the Krieger School of Arts and Science or the Whiting School of Engineering. All official procedures of registration and records are managed through the Homewood Office of the Registrar. The official transcript for a double degree student, including all courses at both Peabody and Homewood, is maintained by the Homewood Office of the Registrar.
Enrollment Requirements and Limits
Double Degree students must enroll in private lessons each semester. Instrumental majors are required to enroll each semester for large ensembles and private lessons to maintain their status as Peabody degree candidates in the Double Degree Program. Double Degree students must register for no less than one course at Homewood each semester. Peabody Double Degree students are permitted to enroll in a maximum of 25 credits per semester.
Residency Requirement for Peabody Double Degree Students
Peabody Double Degree students must complete at least 48 credits on the Homewood campus, in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and/or the Whiting School of Engineering.
Course Changes and Withdrawals from Peabody Courses
Students must follow the deadlines and processes for adding, dropping or withdrawing from Peabody courses which are published on the Peabody Academic Affairs website at https://peabody.jhu.edu/academics/academic-calendar-resources/.
Course Changes and Withdrawals from Arts and Sciences and Engineering Courses
Students must follow the deadlines and processes for adding, dropping or withdrawing from Arts & Sciences and/or Engineering courses which are published on the Homewood Registrar's Office website at https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/registrar/students/registration/.
Leave of Absence
Double Degree students may request a Leave of Absence (LOA) from the entire program, however, they cannot be granted leave from only one portion of the program. A LOA for Double Degree students is subject to the guidelines of the student's respective academic advising office on the Homewood campus.
Double Degree students must petition to graduate from the Peabody Conservatory in accordance with information located at https://peabody.jhu.edu/academics/academic-calendar-resources/registrar/, and also adhere to the policies and procedures for applying to graduate from their Homewood school, Arts and Sciences or Engineering as indicated at https://e-nextcatalog.jhu.edu/shared/asen-undergraduate-policies-graduation/. Both degrees are awarded simultaneously, and degree conferral is available only in May of each academic year.
Graduation Closes the Undergraduate Record
Upon graduation, the undergraduate record is closed. The only permitted changes are the resolution of incomplete grades, missing grades, and grade errors. These changes must be resolved by the first Monday after 30 days have lapsed since the degree conferral date. Students wishing to take additional courses at JHU after graduation should refer to Alumni Enrollment policies.