I was accepted last week to MIT's Planning program (HCED track), and Harvard's MPP program at the Kennedy School (and clearly, I'm pretty thrilled). Now comes the really hard part: I want to do both, and I have no idea how to go about approaching the respective schools to see if some kind of dual degree arrangement is possible. I know the Kennedy School offers dual/joint/concurrent programs with both Harvard's Planning department (in GSD) and with MIT's Sloan School of Business, so theoretically they might say yes. I have no idea whether MIT DUSP is amenable to such things.
Does anybody have experience dealing with these particular departments, and suggestions of who I should be in touch with to best navigate this, what my odds of success are, etc?
Thanks for the help,
P.S. I was also admitted to Harvard's Planning program, so I know that the all-Harvard MPP / MUP is an option. But I'm a lot less excited about Harvard Planning than MIT... I'm way less of a design guy, way more of a community and economic development guy.