Joint Degree Programs

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Students may participate in joint degree programs with Duquesne School of Law and select graduate programs. The process begins with an independent application to each program, below are the specific instructions for each program. Upon admission, the student should consult with each school to plan the course of study.

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

School of Law/John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business

Candidates for this program only need to submit one application directly to the School of Law. Both Admissions Offices will review the application submitted to the School of Law after a candidate has been admitted to the Law School. Candidates must check the "JD-MBA" box on the admissions application and take both the GMAT and the LSAT for consideration. Applicants should consult the Business School after admission to the Law School.

Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management

School of Law/Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

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 prospective programs.

  • Application instructions for the J.D. degree are available on the School of Law's application process page.
  • Application instructions for the M.S. in Environmental Science and Management are available on the graduate program admission pages.

Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity

School of Law/Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Candidates must be admitted to each school independently. If admitted to both programs, students begin their coursework at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for the first year. Students start at the Law School in their second year of study. Students interested in this program should also contact the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary at:

Office of Admissions
618 North Highland
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone 800-451-4194

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Healthcare Ethics

School of Law/McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Philosophy

School of Law/McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts