Domestic Dual Degree Programs

You can apply to a dual degree program as an entering first-year full-time student or during your first year of law school.

Admissions Requirements JDMA JDMBA JDMPP JDMPA JDMS
Accepts LSAT in lieu of Graduate Exam Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Requires additional application form Yes, online form - view webpage Yes, online form
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No No No
Other requirements File must be complete with JD admissions to be considered for JDMA. Proficiency in a foreign language required for MA portion of this dual program. Must be admitted for JD first to be considered for JDMBA. Work experience required for MBA portion but Kogod School of Business can waive this requirement on a case-by-case basis. Must be admitted for JD first to be considered for JDMPP. Must be admitted for JD first to be considered for JDMPA. File must be complete with JD admissions to be considered for JDMS.


Incoming first-year applicants:
On the JD application form select Full-time Program and then the corresponding degree objective on your application. Please review the chart above to see if you will need to submit any additonal forms or meet any additional requirements for the corresponding graduate school. If your application meets the requirements to be reviewed by the graduate school, you will receive separate decision letters from the law school and the graduate program. The decisions are independent and you could be admitted to one program and not the other. If you are admitted to both the JD program and graduate program, you would enroll your first year at the Washington College of Law. Your second and third years would be a combination of law and graduate coursework. You would complete your law school coursework by three years and the remaining 1 to 2 semesters would be graduate coursework. A dual program takes 3.5 to 4 years to complete as a full-time student. The exception is the JDMBA which would be first year of JD and then a full year of MBA (typically year 2 or 3) and then combination of law and MBA courses for year four.

Current JD law students:
You may apply to a dual degree program during their first year of law school by emailing WCL's Associate Director of Admissions Brooke Sandoval (sandoval@wcl.american.edu) and requesting that an electronic copy of your JD admissions file be forwarded to the corresponding graduate program. Please review the chart above to see if you will need to submit any addtional forms or meet additional requirements by the graduate school.

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International Dual Degree Programs

During your first year of law school you can apply to one of our four international dual degree programs in either Australia, Canada, France, and Spain.

These unique programs prepare students to practice in the U.S and and abroad. Applicants to the programs in Spain must pass the DELE exam to satisfy the language requirement. Applicants to the France program must show proof of French proficiency. Each year three to four students are selected for each international dual degree program.

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