Joint Degree Programs

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 shared-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 Way it Works

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). Students completing joint degrees receive two diplomas, one for each degree.

NOTE: *All JD students must complete an upper level writing requirement and 20 hours of pro bono legal work.

Interested students should contact the respective department/unit for more information regarding admissions and general joint degree program requirements.

Developing a Joint Degree Program?

The development and initial approval of all joint degree programs resides with the program faculty in the specific schools and colleges involved. Faculty interested in developing a joint degree program should contact Jennifer Buchanan in the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement.