Many students are interested in broadening their legal education by obtaining a dual or joint degree. Advanced study in two disciplines gives some students more options in their professional careers. Temple Law School provides students with the opportunity to obtain a joint or dual degree through several different programs and in a variety of disciplines.

J.D./M.P.H. Degree

Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Department of Public Health in the College of Public Health offer a dual degree program leading to the conferral of both the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) upon graduation.

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J.D./M.B.A. Degree

Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Fox School of Business and Management cooperatively offer a dual degree program leading to the conferral of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees upon graduation.

The J.D./M.B.A. program offers you an opportunity to earn a J.D. and an M.B.A. with fewer hours of course work than would be required if the two degrees were earned separately. Candidates receive two separate degrees upon graduation: a J.D. from the Law School and an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business and Management. The graduation requirements from each school must be met separately. A J.D./M.B.A. student must complete all requirements for both degrees before either degree can be awarded.

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Individually Designed Dual Degrees

In addition to the J.D./M.B.A. and J.D./M.P.H. programs, the law school will consider requests to pursue dual degrees (e.g., a J.D./M.A. in history, political science, psychology, or religion) on an individualized basis. Students wishing to pursue an individualized dual degree must submit a written proposal to a faculty committee for approval. Candidates must apply to each program separately and must complete the first year course of law studies before taking any non-law courses. For information on Temple University graduate school programs, please visit the Temple University Graduate School website.

J.D./LL.M. Degrees

Temple University School of Law offers a variety of Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees which can be earned after completion of the J.D. program. Students with a focused interest in Taxation may want to take advantage of the J.D./LL.M. in Taxation, and for those students with an interest in international law, Temple offers the J.D./LL.M. in Transnational Law. In both programs, credits earned while a J.D. student can be applied to the LL.M. degree. An LL.M. degree may be earned with as little as one additional semester of full-time study beyond the J.D., or students may study on a part-time basis while practicing law.

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