KU Law offers 12 degree programs in which students may simultaneously pursue a Juris Doctor and a graduate degree from a dozen other professional schools and departments at the University of Kansas. The programs allow students to condense the length of study that would be required if they were working toward the degrees separately. Students must apply separately to the law school and the companion graduate program.
Browse the list on the left to preview requirements for each program.
Joint Degree Policies
All J.D. candidates must conclude their joint degree program enrolled in courses offered at the law school, and in all cases, students receive their joint degrees concurrently. The academic affairs committee will grant exceptions to the concurrent-graduation requirement only for exigent circumstances. Higher likelihood of bar-exam success is not an exigent circumstance.
All ad-hoc joint degree programs are subject to the concurrent-graduation requirement. This includes joint Ph.D. programs. Ad-hoc joint degrees are defined as any dual degree program in which the student is credited toward their J.D. for more than 6 credit hours earned in a companion graduate degree.