Joint Degrees

Several programs allow students to receive both a JD and a Masters degree over the course of four years. Students who study environmental law may be interested in pursuing parallel Masters degrees in business administration, international affairs, economics, environmental policy, and social justice.

The following is a list of the dual degree programs. For general information about admissions to the Dual Degree Programs click here.

Joint JD/Masters in International Affairs

American University has a JD/MA Program that allows students to receive a JD from WCL and a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International Service (SIS) over a four-year period (as opposed to the usual five years it would take to get the two degrees in separate programs). WCL and SIS are among the top programs in international law and international affairs, respectively. For more information about the Joint JD/MA in International Affairs, including requirements and admissions, click here. Additionally, information is available on the School of International Service's website.

JD/Masters of Business Administration

American University offers a JD/MBA that allows students to receive a JD from WCL and a Masters in Business Administration from Kogod School of Business. This program allows students to pursue a degree in a variety of MBA concentrations including international trade and global emerging markets among others. For more information on the JD/MBA program, including requirements and admissions, click here. Additionally, information is available on the Kogod School of Business website.

JD/Masters of Public Administration
American University offers a JD/MPA with the School of Public Affairs. This program is attractive to students who plan to pursue careers in political, government, and non-profit realms. For more information on the JD/MPA program, including requirements and admissions, click here. Additionally, information about the school is available on the School of Public Affairs website.

JD/Masters of Public Policy
American University offers a JD/MPP with the School of Public Affairs. Like the JD/MPA, this program is attractive to students who plan to pursue careers in political, government, and non-profit realms. For more information about the JD/MPP program, including requirements and admissions, click here. Additionally, information about the program is available on the School of Public Affairs website.

JD/Masters of Science in Justice, Law, and Society (MS)
American University offers a JD/MS in Justice, Law, and Society with the School of Public Affairs. This program allows students to pursue studies in law and the social science of the law. For more information about the JD/MS program, including requirements and admissions, click here. Additionally, information about the program is available on the School of Public Affairs website.