Admission for Entering Students

 

For admission to the JD/MBA program you must have a baccalaurcate degree from an accredited college or university and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applications are accepted for the entering class between October 1 and March 1 for the following fall semester only. Primary emphasis is given to the undergraduate record LSAT scores and other major acccomplishrments and achievements whether academic work-related or extracurricular.

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both WCL and the Kogod School of Business. The Kogod School of Business requires a satisfactory grade point average for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study. If you are a JD candidate Kogod will accept the LSAT in lieu of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Admission to the MBA portion of the JD/MBA is highly selective. Please note that we strongly recommend having a minimum of 2 years of full time work experience.

You need complete only the law school's application form and indicate in the 'degree objective' portion of the application that you are applying for the combined program. You are judged by the law school on the same criteria as non dual-degree candidates. If accepted by the law school your admissions file is forwarded to Kogod for a decision. You will then be asked to send or email (kogodgrad@american.edu) a current resume to Kogod Graduate Admissions, along with a personal statement addressing your career goals and ability to undertake graduate business education at this time (300-500 words).