Joint Degrees & Concentrations

You can enhance your legal career with advanced training in a complementary discipline. Recognizing the increasing need for specialization, Miami Law offers a wide range of options offered at the law school itself and in cooperation with the University’s renowned graduate schools.

Joint degree programs enable you to:

  • Earn a law degree and a second (or third) graduate degree simultaneously
  • Receive more than one degree in less time and at a lower cost than persuing the degrees separately
  • Broaden your marketability

Arts, Entertainment, Sports

Business, Asset Management

Environment, Science, Maritime

Health Care

International, Comparative Law

Litigation, Dispute Resolution

Public Affairs, Communication

Real Estate Development

Social Justice, Public Interest

Tax and Estate Planning

Advice: What to Keep in Mind When Considering a Joint Degree

For students interested in completing a second program degree in addition to their J.D. degree, it is always a good idea to create a general plan and timeline for completing both degrees. The simplest way to think about a joint degree program is that admissions, degree requirements, tuition, and degree conferral are all separate. The only aspect that is joint, is the double-counting of some number of credits between the two programs. Questions to consider include: 

  • Is the GRE required for the second program?
  • Must joint degree study first start on the J.D. side?
  • If there is one, what is the application deadline for the second program?
  • Does the second program offer any scholarship possibilities?
  • Is an internship or capstone project required for the second program?
  • Are there any possible J.D. courses, externships, clinics, or other activities that might require special consideration from a course load and scheduling perspective?
  • Are there any additional J.D. course requirements which exist for some of joint degree programs?

For More Information

J.D./LL.M. Degrees
Contact Lorrie Capps, LL.M. Operations Manager at lcapps@law.miami.edu or at 305-284-4702.

J.D./Master's Degrees
Contact Office of the Law Registrar, Assistant Registrar Terrell E. West II, at twest@law.miami.edu or at 305-284-2685.

Questions from prospective law students not yet admitted to Miami Law should be addressed to J.D. Admissions

*Only for law students who were undergraduate business majors, unique triple degree programs allow three degrees to be obtained in just four years.