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Joint Degree Program

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Joint Degree Program

A law student who wishes to gain in-depth experience in a second field of study may enroll as a combined-degree candidate in one of the established joint-degree programs: the J.D./M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), J.D./M.A. (Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management), or the J.D./M.H.A. (Master of Health Administration).

Select students enrolled in the College of Medicine and Public Health may also pursue a J.D./M.D. or a J.D./MPH. Law students also are permitted to individually tailor a joint-degree program with many of the university's 100-plus master's programs and 90 Ph.D. programs.

In recent years, law students have enrolled in individually designed joint degrees in political science, higher education administration, social work, women's studies, African American studies, molecular genetics, urban and regional planning, and philosophy.

Moritz Law students can earn a combined degree in both law and graduate school by following these steps:

  1. Decide on the graduate program in which you wish to enroll.
  2. Consult with the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Law and arrange for a College of Law faculty member to advise you and supervise your program.
  3. Secure admission to a graduate program by submitting the necessary paperwork to gain admittance to the graduate school. Application materials can be found on the graduate school admissions website.
  4. Complete the Dual Degree Form pdf and have it approved by your College of Law faculty advisor and by your advisor in the graduate school.
  5. Submit the attached form to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Law for approval and then have the form forwarded to the graduate school.

NOTE: Upon approval, the graduate school will initiate a transfer to "Law 7," the University designation for the combined degree program.