Joint Degree Programs

What area of law interests you most?

In addition to specializing in specific areas of law such as environmental, transactional, real estate or intellectual property, Emory Law offers you the opportunity to pursue joint degrees with one of the other top-ranked schools at Emory.

Shijuade Kadree 09L (right) with friends from India.

Challenge: How do you combine your interest in the law with additional experience in business, public health or theology?

Emory Law offers students the opportunity to earn two degrees during their time at Emory. Students interested in business might choose to pursue a joint degree with Emory’s top-ranked Goizueta Business School. Or if you are interested in policy work or environmental issues, you might choose to combine your law degree with a degree in public health from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Whatever your passion, Emory Law offers you the practical tools you need to succeed. Students interested in the joint degree program must be admitted to both Emory Law and the other Emory graduate school offering the additional degree your are seeking. In most cases, pursuing the joint degree option allows you to complete both degrees faster than if you had chosen to pursue each degree individually. For example, students interested in obtaining a joint JD/MBA can complete both their JD and MBA in four years rather than the usual five years.

In most cases, you can choose to either begin your other degree immediately (essentially deferring your first year of law school) or you can pursue your other degree after completing your time at Emory Law. Specific questions should be directed to Emory Law’s Registrar Celeste Katz (ckatz(at)emory.edu) or to the admission office for the school in which you plan to pursue your joint degree.