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Dual Degrees

The University of Georgia School of Law offers dual degree programs that enable students to earn both the law and graduate degrees in three or four academic years rather than the five it would take to obtain them individually. Applicants must apply separately to both programs. 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 dual degree by making a timely application for admission to the new program during the first year of graduate study and the first or second year of law study. 3-year dual degree programs are not open to transfer students. 4-year dual degree programs may be open to transfer students with prior approval from the Director of Dual Degree Programs.

Please see the Georgia Law Student Handbook  as well as the links below for more information regarding each dual degree program. NOTE: For students who matriculated to the J.D. program in Fall of 2016 and continuing thereafter, all Dual Degree students are required to successfully complete the First Year of J.D. Coursework, the Law and Ethics of Lawyering course, six (6) practice skills credit hours, a document drafting course before the end of the 2L year or the 2nd year of the 3-year J.D./M.B.A. program and the 3-year J.D./MAcc program., and the capstone writing requirement in order to graduate from the J.D. program.  

In addition, dual degree students must also complete 64 credits in courses that qualify as regularly scheduled class sessions or direct faculty instruction at the Law School. Dual degree students should regularly consult with the Law School Registrar to ensure they are on course to meet this requirement. Finally, dual degree students should notify the law registrar of their intended dual degree status during the fall of their first year of J.D. coursework, before enrolling in electives for the spring of that year.

Applicants interested in pursuing a dual degree program should contact the corresponding school in addition to the School of Law. For any additional information, contact Shannon Hinson at shinson@uga.edu .


J.D./M.A.C.C.
The J.D./MAcc degree is ideal for students who majored in accounting in undergrad, or who had a business major with a signficant emphasis on accounting courses.  The program takes three years, and students graduate with both a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Accountancy – Taxation. Applicants should have taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the LSAT.  J.D./M.A.C.C. Program of Study Information.
Contact Information:
J.M. School of Accounting
Terry College of Business
Program Coordinator – Christie L. Tarpley
706-542-3600
ctarpley@uga.edu
http://www.terry.uga.edu/macc
 
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. Beginning in fall 2016, there will be a three-year and a four-year option for this dual degree.  Applicants should have taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); two years of prior work experience in business is preferred.
J.D./M.B.A. Program of Study Information.
 
Contact information:
Terry College of Business
314 Correll Hall
University of Georgia
600 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30602-6264
(706) 542-5671
E-mail: ugamba@uga.edu
Web: http://www.terry.uga.edu/mba/fulltime/dual-degrees
 
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.P.H.
The  JD/Master of Public Health Dual Degree program integrates legal and public health knowledge and skills at the professional and scholarly level. To be eligible for the JD-MPH dual degree program, applicants must apply separately and be admitted into both programs offering the degrees. Thus, they must meet all of the requirements for admission to each program, with the exception that the MPH program has agreed to waive the GRE requirement and consider LSAT scores instead.
 
Contact information:
Lindsey Whitaker
MPH/DrPH Admissions Coordinator
105N Rhodes Hall, Health Sciences Campus
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone:706.583.0885
Fax:706.542.6730
Email: lindseyt@uga.edu
Web: https://www.publichealth.uga.edu/academics/mph

J.D./M.S. in Sport Management and Policy
This dual 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 dual 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) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
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