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Dual Degrees

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Enrolling in a dual degree program can be a great way to combine two areas of interest and expand your career opportunities. Most programs also shorten the overall timeline to obtain your degrees. Boston College Law School offers many dual degree options in different subjects, some with other Boston College graduate schools and programs, and two (JD/MA, JD/MPH) in partnership with Tufts University. We also have a JD/LLM program in partnership with the Sorbonne Law School of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, which is part of our Global Practice Program.

It is important to remember that being admitted into one graduate program does not guarantee admission into the other. A student must apply to both schools and admission decisions are made independently.

  • JD/MBA
    Boston College Law School and the Carroll School of Management at Boston College offer a combined JD/MBA program for the lawyer who also wishes to be trained as a business professional.

  • JD/MSW
    Boston College Law School and the Boston College School of Social Work offer a program leading to both Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work degrees in four rather than the usual five years.

  • JD/MED or MA in Education
    The dual degree program in Law and Education is designed for students who are interested in serving the combined legal and educational needs for students, families and communities in our nation.

  • JD/MA or JD/PHD Philosophy
    These programs are designed for students who have an interest in legal theory and jurisprudence, and who may eventually wish to go into law teaching in those fields.

  • JD/MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (Tufts University)
    Land law and urban and environmental policy and planning open up an array of modern areas of professional practice.

  • JD/Master of Public Health (Tufts University)
    Our program, in partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, gives students the flexibility to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the legal and public health fields, while completing their degrees in four years instead of five.
  • JD/MA in Environmental, Energy, or Food Law (Vermont Law School)
    Our program, in partnership with Vermont Law School, can focus on Environmental, Energy, or Food & Agriculture Law, offering a strong niche credential as well as special training. For more information, please email Professor Zyg Plater.