Joint Degree Programs
In today's competitive legal market, many students are taking advantage of opportunities to earn a joint degree. These interdisciplinary paths also allow students to apply their specific interests and passions to the profession of law.
Students begin a joint degree program upon the successful completion of their first year of law school, with the exception of the M.D./J.D. program. Students interested in the M.D./J.D. program must apply to both programs simultaneously.
Students begin a joint degree program upon the successful completion of their first year of law school. Admission to a joint degree program is subject to the approval of the Associate Dean of the School of Law and the program representative in the non-law department. Students must gain admission to both programs. See
How to Apply
Planning for participation in a joint degree program includes meeting with the Acting Associate Dean of the School of Law and meeting with a representative of the desired non-law degree program. These meetings should take place after receipt of the Fall semester law grades.
Once students have met with the Associate Dean and the non-law program representative, they should complete the Joint Degree Program Application Form and turn it
Participation in a joint degree program is contingent upon compliance with applicable rules in the law school and the non-law degree department. This includes maintaining a 2.600 cumulative
Registration for a non-law course procedure: Student must bring a Course Request Form from the Graduate School completed and signed by the program representative in the non-law department and the Interim Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate School (currently Juliane Wallace) to the School of Law Registrar (currently Lori Austin).