2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

Sturm College of Law

FORMAL DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

A formal dual degree program links two master’s degrees or a master’s program with a JD program and leads to two degrees. The Graduate Council and the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies must approve all proposals for formal dual degree programs. 
 
There are two types of formal dual degree programs. Type one incorporates two distinct disciplines where students complete two separate sets of core courses and cross-count electives. Type two incorporates two areas of study within one discipline where students can cross-count a common set of core courses and take separate sets of electives. 
 
Dual degrees must be pursued concurrently, not consecutively. In order to meet this requirement, students interested in pursuing a dual degree must be matriculated, pursuing coursework, in both programs for one full academic year (three quarters or two semesters). Students in a one year program must matriculate into the second program no later than the first admission term following fifty percent (50%) coursework completion of the first program.

Students should complete both degrees at the same time. However, students can receive the first degree as long as all original requirements and credits for the first degree have been met. They then have up to one year to complete the second degree (18 months for students admitted prior to winter 2017.) Students must apply for graduation for both programs.

With fully developed and approved curricula, these programs are available to graduate students who are admitted to both schools and submit the Dual Degree Approval Form during the program's first term. For program details, please contact the school, college or department.

Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • LLM credits required with dual degree: 24
  • LLM credit reduction: 0 credits from the original 24 required for the LLM
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 104

Juris Doctor

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Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy

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Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in International Business Transactions

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • LLM credits required with dual degree: 24
  • LLM credit reduction: 0 credits from the original 24 required for the LLM
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 104

Juris Doctor

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Master of Laws in International Business Transactions

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Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Legal Administration

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MSLA credits required with dual degree: 27
  • MSLA credit reduction: 3 credits from the original 30 required for the MSLA
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 107

Juris Doctor

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Master of Science in Legal Administration

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Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • LLM credits required with dual degree: 45
  • LLM credit reduction: 0 credits from the original 45 required for the LLM
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 125

Juris Doctor

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Master of Laws in Taxation

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Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MPP credits required with dual degree: 50
  • MPP credit reduction: 10 credits from the original 60 required for the MPP
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 130

Juris Doctor

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Master of Public Policy

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Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MBA credits required with dual degree: 60
  • MBA credit reduction: 20 credits from the original 80 required for the MBA
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 140

Juris Doctor

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Master of Business Administration

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Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Computer Science

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MS credits required with dual degree: 40
  • MS credit reduction: 8 credits from the original 48 required for the MS
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 120

Juris Doctor

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Master of Science in Computer Science

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Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Healthcare leadership

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MS credits required with dual degree: 36
  • MS credit reduction: 12 credits from the original 48 required for the MS
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 116

Juris Doctor

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Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership

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Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MS credits required with dual degree: 35
  • MS credit reduction: 13 credits from the original 48 required for the MS
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 115

Juris Doctor

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Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

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Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Geography

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MA credits required with dual degree: 35
  • MA credit reduction: 10 credits from the original 45 required for the MA
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 115

Juris Doctor

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Master of Arts in Geography

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Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work

  • JD credits required with dual degree: 80
  • JD credit reduction with dual degree: 10 credits from the original 90 required for the JD
  • MSW credits required with dual degree: 75
  • MSW credit reduction: 15 credits from the original 90 required for the MSW
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 155

Juris Doctor

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Master of Social Work

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Master of Legal Studies and Master of Social Work

  • MSW credits required with dual degree: 75
  • MSW credit reduction with dual degree: 15 credits from the original 90 required for the MSW
  • MLS credits required with dual degree: 24
  • MLS credit reduction: 6 credits from the original 30 required for the MLS
  • Minimum number of credits required with dual degree: 99

Master of Social Work

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Master of Legal Studies

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NOTE:  All credits within the Sturm College of Law are semester hours, except for the Graduate Tax Program.

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