Dual Degree Programs

UT Law offers several dual-degree programs, which 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.

JD & MBA

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.

JD & MA in Philosophy

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.

JD & Master of Public Health

UT Law and the Department of Public Health in the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences offer this program, which allows students to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and the Master of Public Health degree. This program reflects the interrelationship between the legal system and the protection and promotion of the public’s health. In particular, this program emphasizes the role that policy, public and private, plays in creating the conditions in which people can be healthy.

Applicants to this program must be admitted to the College of Law, the MPH 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. The JD & MPH students will complete the requirements for the health policy management concentration in addition to MPH core courses and field practice. More details.

JD & Master of Public Policy and Administration

The College of Law and the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a coordinated dual-degree program leading to the conferral of both the Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Public Policy and Administration degrees. In this program, a student may earn the MPPA & 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 Department of Political Science, and the UT Graduate School. For this program, only the LSAT is required, and LSAT scores may be substituted for GRE scores when applying to the MPPA program. More details.