A student must be admitted to both programs independently. This can be done either simultaneously or consecutively. Some students might enter the co-major program concurrent with matriculating into one of the two Ph.D. programs. For students who seek simultaneous admissions, one department will be designated as the primary department. The chair and financial support will come from the primary department. Other students might enter after two or three semesters in either department’s Ph.D. program. Unless otherwise agreed to, the original department will be the primary department.