Dual-Degree Programs

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Begin your legal education journey with UT Law.

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Begin your legal education journey with UT Law.

Dual-Degree Programs

UT Law offers several dual-degree programs that enable students to obtain two advanced degrees in less time than it would normally take to earn both degrees separately. Students admitted to the College of Law as first-year students should expect to pay law school tuition for three years, in addition to any graduate school tuition required. Students admitted to the College of Law as transfers should expect to pay law school tuition for two years, in addition to any graduate school tuition required.

The College of Law and the Haslam College of Business offer a coordinated dual-degree program leading to the conferral of both the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and the Master of Business Administration degree. The dual-degree program saves students approximately fifteen hours (one semester) over the time that would be required to earn both degrees independently.

The program is designed to accommodate the interests of students who may be contemplating a career in public service and want to acquire the skills and perspective of a lawyer and a business-oriented manager, a career in business management and want to acquire the skills and perspective of a lawyer, or a career as a lawyer specializing in business-related law and want to acquire the skills and perspective of a business-oriented manager. More details.

The foundations of law are in the study of philosophy, and the JD & MA in philosophy program gives you the opportunity to pursue extensive study in these related areas. The College of Law and the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a coordinated dual-degree program leading to the conferral of both the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and the Master of Arts degree in philosophy. In this program, you may earn the JD and MA in about four years, rather than the five years that otherwise would be required. More details.

J.D. and Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

The College of Law and Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Legal Studies  program will benefit individuals whose careers intersect with the law but who do not need to earn a law degree. The program equips professionals with knowledge of the law and problem-solving skills that will enable them to more effectively deal with legal matters in their jobs.

Students pursuing the dual-degree program should plan to be enrolled in coursework or an internship for one summer term, in addition to taking normal course loads for four academic years. More details.

UT Law and the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences offer this program, which allows students to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and the Master of Public Policy and Administration degree. This program reflects the interrelationship between the legal system and public service through an integration of theory and practice of public administration and public policy and the laws concerning those areas.

Applicants to this program must be admitted to the College of Law, the MPPA Program, and the UT Graduate School through their respective admissions processes. During the first year of study, students will be solely enrolled in the prescribed curriculum for the College of Law.  More details.

The College of Law and the College of Social Work offer a coordinated dual-degree program leading to the conferral of both the Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Science in Social Work degrees. In this program, a student may earn the MSSW and JD degrees in about four years, rather than the five years that otherwise would be required for the two degrees. Students pursuing the dual-degree program should plan to be enrolled in coursework or an internship for one summer term, in addition to taking normal course loads for four academic years.

Applicants must apply separately to the College of Law, the College of Social Work, and the UT Graduate School. More details.

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Admissions & Financial Aid
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-4131
Office:
 Suite 161
E-mail:
lawadmit@utk.edu

Contact Us

Admissions & Financial Aid
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-4131
Office:
 Suite 161
E-mail:
lawadmit@utk.edu