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Dual Degrees

Students considering interdisciplinary research or dual degree programs have the benefit of attending one of the strongest universities in the nation.  The College of Law offers the following established dual degree programs: the JD/PhD in Philosophy, Psychology, or Economics; the JD/MA in American Indian Studies; the JD/MA in Latin American Studies; the JD/MBA; and the JD/Masters in Public Administration; the JD/MA in Gender & Women’s Studies, the JD/MMF in Finance, the JD/MS in Agricultural Resource Economics, and the JD/MPH in Public Health.


Graduates of the JD/PhD programs are well qualified to enter academic life or highly specialized consulting.  The JD/MBA and JD/MPA programs are designed to develop business and policy-trained lawyers and law-trained executives for the public and private sectors. American Indian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies are designed to train lawyers to practice with particular skill and sensitivity to economic, Indian, Latin American, or women’s concerns respectively.  The dual JD/PhD programs, JD/MBA and JD/MPA  programs permit participating students to use up to 15 units of law credit towards their graduate degrees and up to 15 units of graduate credit towards the 88 unit total required  for the J.D.  The duration of the JD/PhD programs is approximately six years, including the dissertation.  The duration of the JD/MBA and JD/MPA programs is four years each.

 

The JD/MMF in Finance prepares students to practice law in specialized business and finance related areas. Students who wish to specialize in one of these business and finance-related areas may see that obtaining the additional credential of the MMF will help them in their careers. The dual degree will accommodate JD students seeking this additional certification. Requirements for the JD include 88 credits. The MMF degree requires 36 units. The dual degree program allows students to count nine (9) units of relevant JD coursework toward the MMF degree and nine (9) units of MMF coursework toward the JD degree. Thus a student must earn a minimum of 103 credits to earn both degrees under the dual degree program.

 

The JD/MA in American Indian Studies prepares students to provide legal representation to Indian tribes, tribal organizations and individuals on a wide range of matters including civil rights, water rights, gaming, economic development and taxation on Indian lands.  A minimum  of 27 units of graduate coursework in American Indian Studies, plus nine units  of specified law coursework and clinical work, are required for the 36-unit M.A. in American Indian Studies.  Students may transfer 15 units of American Indian Studies coursework toward the 88 units required for the J.D.  The J.D./M.A. in American Indian Studies is a four year  program.


The JD/MA in Latin American Studies prepares students to practice law, particularly in the Southwest border region, with a depth of understanding of Latin American history, culture, and Spanish or Portuguese language skills.  A minimum of 21  units of graduate coursework in Latin American Studies, plus 15 units of specified law coursework and clinical work, are required for the 36-unit M.A. in Latin American Studies.  Students may transfer up to 12 units of Latin American Studies courses and seminars toward the J.D. degree.  The J.D./M.A. in Latin American Studies is a four year program.


JD/MA in Gender and Women’s Studies prepares students to practice law with an understanding  of the historical and cultural dimensions of gender and feminism, as well as the interconnections of gender, law, and public policy,  both nationally and internationally.   A minimum of 21 units of graduate coursework in Gender and Women’s Studies or other graduate electives, plus 15 units of  approved law coursework, is required for the 36-unit MA in Gender and Women’s Studies.  Students may transfer up to 15 units of Gender and Women’s Studies courses and seminars toward the JD degree.  The JD/MA in Gender and Women’s Studies is a four year program.  Students spend the first year of study in the law school.


The JD/MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics prepares students to practice law in the area of environmental policy, where there is an increasing demand for professionals with both legal and analytical-quantitative training. The MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics requires 33 credits. Joint degree students in this program will also receive a Graduate Certificate in Economics, Law and the Environment (ELE). The JD/M. in Agricultural and Resource Economics is a rigorous 4-year program, combining core training in law, a year of core training in microeconomics and econometrics, and two additional years of courses and workshops in environmental law, environmental economics, and other courses in both law and agricultural resource economics.

 

Typically, dual degree candidates pursue the first year of the law curriculum and the first year of the graduate curriculum consecutively.  After completing the first-year curriculum in both fields, candidates select coursework from both departments with the guidance of their graduate advisors and the College of Law faculty member serving as advisor to the dual degree programs.    The College consults with the candidates and the  appropriate department regarding which first-year program the candidate pursues initially.

Dual degree applicants must apply for admission to the College of Law as well as to the separate graduate program separately, and must meet the application deadlines and testing requirements for each program independently. For additional information on admission to affiliated graduate programs, contact the following offices:


JD/PhD - Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 210027
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona  85721-0027
(520) 621-5045 or 621-3120

Contact Person: Tom Christiano, Professor
Phone: 626-0602
Email thomasc@u.arizona.edu
Website: http://w3.arizona.edu/~phil/


JD/PhD - Psychology
Department of Psychology
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
P.O. Box 210068
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona  85721-0068
(520) 621-7447 or 621-7431

Contact Person: Beth Owens, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 621-7445
Email bethjk@email.arizona.edu 
Website: http://psychology.arizona.edu

 

JD/MA in American Indian Studies
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Tribal Law and Policy Program
American Indian Studies Program
Harvill Building, Room 218
P.O. Box 210076
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0076
(520) 621-7108

Contact Person: Shelly Lowe, Program Facilitator, Graduate Education
Phone: 621-5234
Website: http://aisp.web.arizona.edu/


JD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Karl Eller Graduate School of Management
McClelland Hall 210G
P.O. Box 210108
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona  85721-0108
(520) 621-2169

Contact Person: Paige Bausman, Associate Director, Eller MBA Admissions
Phone: 520-626-1866
Email:pbausman@email.arizona.edu
Website: http://www.ellermba.arizona.edu


JD/MPA
School of Government and Public Policy
University of Arizona
315 Social Science Bldg
P.O.Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721-0027
Tel: (520) 621-7600
Fax: (520) 621-5051
Contact Person: Pamela Adams, Graduate Programs Manager
Phone:621-3128
Email:padams1@email.arizona.edu
Website: http://sgpp.arizona.edu/node/650

 

JD/MMF in Finance
Department Head
Finance Department
Eller College of Management
The University of Arizona
McClelland Hall, Room 315R
P.O. Box 210108
Phone: (520) 621-7554
Contact Person: Kay Ross
Phone: (520) 621-1520
Email: kross@eller.arizona.edu

 

JD/MA in Latin American Studies
Center for Latin American Studies
Marshall Building Suite 280
PO Box 210158B
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158 USA

Contact Person: Raul Saba Ph.D., Associate Director & Student Advisor
Phone: 520.626.7242
Email: rps@u.arizona.edu
Website: http://las.Arizona.edu/

 

JD/MA in Gender and Women’s Studies
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
925 N. Tyndall Avenue, Room 103
P. O. Box 210438
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0438
(520) 621-7338
Contact:

Miranda Joseph, Director of Graduate Studies
mirandaj@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-5839
or
Darcy Roman-Felix, Academic Program Coordinator
roman@email.arizona.edu
(520) 621-5657

Website: http://gws.arizona.edu

Information: http://gws.arizona.edu/node/206


JD/MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics
P.O. Box 210023
1110 E. North Campus Drive
Tucson, Arizona  85721-0023
(520) 621-2581

Jennifer Pullen, Program Assistant
Email:  ele@email.arizona.edu


Program on Economics, Law and the Environment

Website: http://www.ele.arizona.edu
Agricultural and Resource

Economics Website:  http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/

 

 

Updated: 05/27/2014