Joint Degrees

As part of a great research university, Penn State Law collaborates with the University’s Graduate School to offer joint degree programs.

International Affairs (M.I.A.)

Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA), which is co-located with the law school in the Lewis Katz Building, offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.).

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Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Penn State Law and the Smeal College of Business (Smeal) offer a joint degree leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). We live in a global society where complex legal structures interact with dynamic and powerful market forces. Individuals with backgrounds in both business and law have a distinct advantage in understanding this interaction and are uniquely positioned for success in our modern society. The Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.) joint degree program provides outstanding, highly motivated students the opportunity to combine a Juris Doctor degree from Penn State Law with an M.B.A. degree from Penn State's internationally ranked Smeal MBA Program (Smeal).

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Educational Theory and Policy (M.A and Ph.D.)

Penn State Law and the Educational Theory and Policy Program (EDTHP) offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.); and a Master of Arts (M.A.), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Theory and Policy.

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Higher Education (M.Ed. and Ph.D./D.ED.)

Penn State Law and the Higher Education Program (HI ED) offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.); and a Master of Education (M.Ed.), a Doctor of Education (D.Ed.), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education.

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Educational Leadership (M.Ed. and Ph.D./D.ED.)

Penn State Law and the Educational Leadership Program (EDLDR) offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.); and a Master of Education (M.Ed.), a Doctor of Education (D.Ed.), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership.

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Health Policy and Administration (M.H.A.)

Penn State Law and Health Policy and Administration Program (HPA) offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Health Administration (M.H.A).

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Human Resources and Employment Relations (M.S.)

Penn State Law and the Human Resources and Employment Relations Program (HRER) offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Resources and Employment Relations.

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Media Studies (M.A.)

Penn State Law and the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications offer a joint degree leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.); and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media Studies.  

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