Joint Degrees

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

Now Accepting GRE Scores for Joint Degree Applicants

Penn State Law is now accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for applicants seeking the J.D. in combination with a graduate degree in a different discipline at Penn State. More information is available on the Penn State Law website.

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.).

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (M.I.A.)

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).

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.)

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND POLICY AND J.D./DOCTOR OF EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND POLICY (PH.D.)

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.ED.) IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND J.D./DOCTOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION (PH.D./D.ED.)

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (M.ED.) AND J.D./DOCTOR OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (PH.D./D.ED.)

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).

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (M.H.A.)

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) IN HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

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.  

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE J.D./MASTER OF ARTS (M.A.) IN MEDIA STUDIES

Custom Joint Degrees Pilot Program

Penn State Law and the Graduate School are collaborating in a pilot project in which law students are permitted to create a personalized joint degree program with guidance and approval of the Penn State Law Joint Degree Program Director and the cooperating unit’s academic adviser. For more information on this program, please contact the Penn State Law Director for Joint Degree Programs.