In addition to its MPA program, the University of La Verne’s College of Law and Public Service has partnered with the College of Business to offer dual law degree programs in Public Administration (JD/MPA) and Business Administration (JD/MBA). Dual degree programs are the ideal choice for highly motivated law students who have a clear career path in mind—one enhanced by the addition of a second advanced degree. Learn more about all the University of La Verne College of Law and Public Service has to offer.
Available Dual Law Degree Programs
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
The JD/MPA dual degree program is ideal for those interested in specializing in law surrounding matters of public governance or nonprofit administration. Find out more about the JD/MPA.
Juris Doctor/Business Administration (JD/MBA)
The JD/MBA dual degree program delivers a rigorous curriculum at the intersection of law and business. Find out more about the JD/MBA.
Juris Doctor/Educational Leadership (JD/MED)
The JD/MED dual degree program is ideal for those interested in specializing in law surrounding education and administrative leadership. JD students may apply for admission to the Educational Leadership, MEd program to earn a second degree. Law courses are reviewed for acceptance; students may request to transfer up to 12 law semester hours toward the MEd degree.
Benefits of a Dual Law Degree
Our dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete two full degree programs in three to four years. The JD/MPA program allows students to count nine (9) units of elective coursework in the master’s degree towards JD elective requirements and twelve (12) units of the JD elective coursework towards the master’s degree.
Earning a dual degree offers tuition savings due to shared or overlapping credits.
Career flexibility and versatility
Dual degree holders are able to select from a wider variety of career paths, have greater chances of promotions and upward mobility in the workplace, and have the option to switch gears in their career if it suits them. Learn more about what careers you can pursue with a dual law degree.
Earning two degrees allows a graduate to interact with twice the amount of professors, classmates, and professional contacts—in other words, twice the mentors and resources and potential business partners and investors.
Dual Law Degree Admissions
Applicants must meet the admission standards of each degree program and should check with each College for specific entrance requirements. Typically, students declare their intent to pursue a dual degree before or during their first year of law school. Once a student is accepted or enrolled in the JD program and chooses the dual degree track, they are automatically accepted into the master’s program.
In most cases, students should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. JD/MPA dual degree students may begin coursework in the summer prior to L1. All other enrolled dual degree students complete the first year of the JD before beginning the master’s degree program coursework. Students then work with advisors to develop their customized course plan, selecting electives from both the College of Law and Public Service and their master’s degree program.
Learn more about our Dual Law Degree Programs!
Earn your dual law degree in as little as three years and elevate your career to new heights. Request more information today.