Joint Degrees
In the Curriculum

Your choice of courses is not limited to Dickinson Law. You may earn up to six credits towards your J.D. degree from approved graduate level courses offered by other Penn State departments. You also may enroll in one of an array of joint degree programs, graduating with both your J.D. from Dickinson Law and a master’s degree from a coordinate department of Penn State.

Joint Degrees

J.D./ Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Students pursuing the J.D./M.B.A. may want to focus their M.B.A. studies in one of the tracks of electives listed below:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Strategic Leadership and Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management

J.D./Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Students pursuing the J.D./M.P.A. may want to focus their M.P.A. studies in one of the concentrations listed below:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • State-local Government and Administration

J.D./Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

This joint degree program offers students an accelerated course of study of law and public health, enabling them to successfully enter the complex and ever-changing fields of public health and health law. Students pursuing this degree will gain advanced knowledge of legal matters relating to public health; use legal tools to solve public health challenges; and train for a career in public health research, policy, and advocacy; health law; or environmental law.

If interested in pursuing a joint degree, contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.