Dual Degree Programs

Business Administration (JD/MBA)

Students completing the Law and Business course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and the MBA degree from the School of Business. This course of study may be completed in four years. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the MBA degree.

Economics (JD/MA)

The Department of Economics and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in economics and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in economics normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (JD/MA)

The College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a concentration in Higher Education and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in Higher Education normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Health Administration (JD/MHA)

Students completing the following course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the Department of Health Management and Informatics. This course of study may be completed in four years. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the Master’s degree.

Human Development & Family Studies (JD/MA or JD/MS)

Students completing the following course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and an MS or MA degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). This course of study may be completed in four years. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the Master’s degree.

A joint degree program administered through Human Development and Family Studies and the School of Law is available for those students who wish to earn simultaneously a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Sciences (MS) degree and Juris Doctorate (JD).

Journalism (JD/MA)

The School of Journalism and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an M.A. degree in journalism and a J.D. degree in law. This program is especially suitable for students interested in enhancing their competencies, qualifications, and career options through the successful completion of two complementary professional programs. Although an M.A. degree in journalism normally requires two years of study, and a J.D. requires three, many students will be able to complete the full program in four years.

Journalism (JD/PhD)

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in library and information science from SISLT and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in library and information science normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Library & Information Science (JD/MLS)

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in library and information science from SISLT and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in library and information science normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Public Affairs (JD/MPA)

Students completing the following course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and the MPA degree from the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. This course of study may be completed in four years. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the MPA degree.