Students may apply for joint degrees with other divisions of the University. The student must gain acceptance to each degree program separately. The following joint degrees are the most popular:
- Business: By using certain courses in partial satisfaction of the requirements for both degrees, a student may be able to earn both the J.D. and the M.B.A. degrees in four calendar years. Students may also pursue a J.D./Ph.D. in conjunction with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- International Relations: A student may earn both the J.D. and the A.M. degree in International Relations in eleven quarters.
- Public Policy: A student may earn a Master of Public Policy degree in conjunction with their J.D. through the Harris School of Public Policy. The program takes four years.
The University of Chicago Law School has established a special and generous fellowship program to support students pursuing a joint JD/PhD at the University of Chicago. Through this program, the Law School will reserve a number of special financial aid packages for top JD/PhD candidates. Students may qualify for either partial or full tuition scholarships as well as a stipend for living expenses.
Students admitted to the University of Chicago Law School and to a PhD program at the University of Chicago may qualify for one of these financial aid packages. Funding is not contingent upon obtaining a particular form of employment after graduation. Decisions regarding funding will be made by the JD/PhD Committee after admission. For inquiries, please contact Dean Ann Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.