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Joint Degrees

The University of Georgia School of Law offers joint degree programs that enable students to earn both the law and graduate degrees in four academic years rather than the five it would take to obtain them individually. Applicants must apply separately to both programs, preferably at the same time, and once accepted, can opt to begin studies in either discipline. A first-year student in one of the degree programs (law, business, etc.) who did not apply to the other program may apply for the joint degree by making a timely application for admission to the new program during the first year of law or graduate study. Joint degree programs are not open to transfer students.

All joint degree students must complete the first and second years of Law School study consecutively. Joint degree students pay the Law School tuition rate for three years of study, and are only eligible for the Graduate School tuition rate for the one full academic year in the graduate program. Joint degree students are only eligible for an assistantship during their one full academic year in the graduate program.  Please see the Georgia Law Student Handbook  as well as the links below for more information regarding each joint degree program. Applicants interested in pursuing a joint degree program should contact the corresponding school in addition to the School of Law.


J.D./M.B.A.
The J.D./M.B.A. provides excellent preparation for students interested in careers combining law and banking, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, or other business and commercial interests.  Applicants should have two years of work experience in business and have taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
J.D./M.B.A. Program of Study Information.
 
Contact information:
Terry College of Business Administration
Brooks Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6264
(706) 542-5671
E-mail: terrymba@terry.uga.edu
Web: www.terry.uga.edu/mba
 
J.D./M.H.P.
The J.D./M.H.P. program, which includes an internship and thesis, is ideal for students interested in the historic preservation field.  Students with wide varieties of academic backgrounds and experiences are accepted for the program. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 
Contact information:
College of Environment and Design
Caldwell Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1845
(706) 542-1816
E-mail: donnag@uga.edu
Web: www.ced.uga.edu
 
J.D./M.P.A.
The J.D./M.P.A. is attractive to students who desire careers in public administration, including not-for-profit sectors. Graduates may have careers as attorneys in local, state, or federal agencies and/or be administrators in the agencies. The program accepts students from various academic and experiential backgrounds. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 
Contact information:
Aaron Redman, MPA
MPA Recruitment & Career Services Coordinator
The University of Georgia
204C Baldwin Hall
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-9583

E-mail: aredman@uga.edu
Web: http://padp.uga.edu/degrees_programs/mpa-jd/

 
J.D./M.S. in Sport Management and Policy
This joint degree gives the theoretical and practical background to pursue career opportunities as a lawyer concentrating on sports issues. It is restricted to students in the Sports Management program. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
 
Contact information:
Dr. Thomas Baker
Department of Kinesiology
College of Education
115 Ramsey Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6554
(706) 542-3394
E-mail: tab3@uga.edu
Web: www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology
 

J.D./M.S.W.
Individuals interested in promoting constructive social change will find this joint degree meets their needs.  Graduates of the J.D./M.S.W. program are prepared for careers as social service administrators, juvenile court representatives, family court judicial personnel, mediators, public policy officials, guardian ad litems, family law attorneys and child support enforcement administrators.  Students will participate in both legal and social work internships.  Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
J.D./M.S.W. Program of Study Information   

Contact information:
School of Social Work
Tucker Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7016
(706) 542-3364
E-mail: erisler@uga.edu
Web: http://ssw.uga.edu