Joint Degrees

 The legal field's interrelation with other academic disciplines has increasingly characterized legal scholarship and teaching in recent decades. Capitalizing on the University's depth of resources, the College of Law collaborates with University graduate departments to offer multiple joint degree programs. While students must apply for admission to both programs and receive pre-approval from each department, those departments will recognize a number of credits from the corresponding program to allow students to earn both degrees in a shorter period of time.

Secondary Field of StudyJoint Degrees Conferred
Business Administration J.D. - M.B.A.
Chemistry J.D. - M.S.
Computer Science J.D. - M.C.S.
Human Resources and Industrial Relations J.D. - M.H.R.I.R.
Journalism J.D. - M.S.
Medicine J.D. - M.D.
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences J.D. - M.S.
Philosophy * J.D. - Ph. D.
Political Science J.D. - Ph.D; J.D. - M.A.
Urban Planning J.D. - M.U.P.
Veterinary Medicine J.D. - D.V.M.
Interdisciplinary Study - any other degree program J.D. - Master's or Ph.D.

* The College of Law welcomes applications to its JD program by those who simultaneously apply to the Department of Philosophy for graduate study. Two degrees (JD/PhD or JD/MA) may be pursued concurrently, within the ordinary guidelines of the separate programs of the College of Law and the Department of Philosophy. For more information, click here.

Interdisciplinary Coursework

While the College of Law course offerings are so varied that it would take a student more than a decade to sample all of them, students interested in related subjects outside the law school may receive up to 6 hours of credit for approved graduate-level study in another discipline. This flexibility allows students to complement their legal education with advanced coursework in top-ranked University departments like accounting, engineering, computer science, and social work. Pre-approval is required.