Juris Doctor/MS Environmental Science and Management Joint Degree

Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University and Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

A student may earn both the Juris Doctor and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management in four years rather than the usual five in the day program. Part-time day and evening students may also benefit from these programs.

Candidates may begin their study in either the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences or in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University.

  • The first year of study in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University is taken solely in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University.
  • The remainder of the programs may be taken jointly in both schools.
  • Candidates must begin their study in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University prior to substantially completing the requirements for the master’s degree.

Credit Requirements

Specific course requirements and limitations may be obtained from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University Registrar's Office.

  • 15 credit hours of course work permitted per semester including courses from both disciplines
  • 3 credit hours may be permitted for a Law School clinical course
  • Students are required to provide the Law School Registrar with a copy of their graduate elective course schedule

Applications

Candidates for this program apply to each school independently and, upon admission, are expected to consult with the program director in each school to plan their perspective programs.

Application instructions for the J.D. degree are available on the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University's application process page.

Application instructions for the M.S. in Environmental Science and Management are available on the graduate program admission pages.

Program Type

Dual Degree