Dual & Combined Degrees

Dual Degree Programs

The Law School offers dual degree programs with several different graduate schools’ programs at The University of Texas. These programs offer the simultaneous award of two graduate degrees in four years or less, rather than the five years it would normally require to complete two graduate degrees. These include:

To be admitted into any of the dual degree programs, students must apply to, and be accepted by, both schools independently. Be sure to contact each individual school for detailed admissions information. After being admitted to each program, students will need to contact both programs to make arrangements to pursue the dual degree. Questions about admission should be addressed to the admissions office at the appropriate school. Also please see the University’s Office of Graduate Studies website.

Combined Degree Programs with PhD

The Law School and the Graduate School collaborate on combined degree programs to support students simultaneously pursuing JD and PhD degrees (typically through the Philosophy or Government departments). These programs are designed to prepare students for academic careers in law and/or in the cognate disciplines. By counting law courses towards the PhD and courses in the cognate discipline towards the JD, students may save up to a year of coursework towards the combined degrees. More information about combining degrees is available through the Admissions Office of the School of Law, and details about the Law and Philosophy program is available at J.D./Ph.D. in Philosophy.