With our dual and concurrent degree options, you can pair conventional legal study with other professional and graduate-level degree programs offered at Wake Forest University. You’ll find yourself learning beyond the traditional while opening more doors to your future career.
The JD/MBA concurrent degree program permits students to begin pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) while completing their final year of legal study. Students admitted to both degree programs will have a broader range of learning and networking opportunities. In addition, graduates with both degrees — because of their understanding of both law and business — will have additional flexibility in making career choices. Students are able to earn two advanced degrees in as few as four years.
Students interested in earning each degree must apply separately to the School of Law and to the School of Business, and be accepted by each school. Application for admission to the MBA program may be made at any time before the third year of law school.
JD/MA in Bioethics
The dual JD/MA in Bioethics degree program facilitates the interdisciplinary and comparative study of law and bioethics and serves as excellent preparation for work in health law and policy. Students are able to earn two advanced degrees in as little as 3.5 years.
If you are interested in the JD/MA in Bioethics degree program, you must apply separately and be accepted for admission to both the School of Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. These applications do not need to be simultaneous, but they should indicate the intent to be considered for the dual degree program. Alternatively, you may submit a separate application to enroll in the dual degree program if already admitted to either school.
JD/MA in Religious Studies
The JD/MA in Religious Studies degree program aims to equip students to study the interdisciplinary and comparative study of law and religion. Students can combine the three-year law curriculum and the two-year MA in Religious Studies curriculum into a four-year program.
The first year of work will be completed in the Department for the Study of Religions. The second and third year will be completed in the School of Law. Students will enroll in each school for one semester during the fourth year, completing any remaining degree requirements and elective courses that are dual-degree appropriate.
JD/MA in Sustainability
Attorneys seeking to work in a sustainability-related practice area will benefit greatly from foundational knowledge gained through coursework focusing on energy, environmental, and sustainability-related studies. The dual JD/MA in Sustainability degree program allows students to expand their potential work force networks, deepen their knowledge base, and cultivate leadership skills. Students are able to earn two advanced degrees in as few as three years.
Candidates for the JD/MA in Sustainability dual degree must apply both to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law, following the admissions requirements of the respective programs, and be accepted to each program in order to pursue a dual degree.
JD/Master of Divinity
The dual JD/MDiv degree program prepares students from diverse ministry experiences and theological perspectives for religious leadership and will benefit students who are interested in pursuing careers in the professions of law and clergy.
The dual JD/MDiv degree program combines the three-year law curriculum and the three-year divinity curriculum into a five-year program. The first two years of work will be completed in either the School of Law or the School of Divinity. The third and fourth year will complete the requirements of the alternate school. Students will enroll in each school for one semester during the fifth year, completing any remaining degree requirements and elective courses that are dual-degree appropriate.
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