Joint degree programs provide students the opportunity to earn graduate degrees from two academic programs concurrently. In addition to academic program requirements, joint degree programs provide some cross-credit of a specified number of hours from each of the two degree programs.
This enables students who are admitted and enrolled in two programs concurrently to, in effect, “save” on the number of total hours required versus those required when completing the two degree separately.
The development and initial approval of all joint degree programs resides with the program faculty in the specific schools and colleges involved.
Applicants must complete an application to the Office of Graduate Admissions and must be admitted to each academic program separately, meeting all of the admission requirements for the program, such as applicable entrance exams (e.g., GRE, GMAT, LSAT).
Interested students should contact the representative degree programs for specific admissions requirements and programs of study.
Students completing joint degrees receive two diplomas, one for each degree.
Faculty interested in developing a joint degree program should contact Jennifer Buchanan in the Dean of the Faculties Office at 644-6876.
*All JD students must complete an upper level writing requirement and 20 hours of pro bono legal work.