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.
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.
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.
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.
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.