A student in good academic standing may pursue a dual-degree program if the student is admitted both by Rutgers Law School and by another graduate or professional degree program of Rutgers University or another educational institution. We encourage all individuals interested in pursuing a dual degree to meet with the vice dean before enrolling in another graduate program. 

The list below is not exhaustive. Rutgers University offers a wide range of graduate degrees at the master's and doctoral level, and with permission of the vice dean, a law student may create a dual-degree with another graduate degree offered by Rutgers or another institution.

Thirteen formal joint J.D. and master's or doctoral degree programs are available:

  • J.D./Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • J.D./Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • J.D./ Master of Arts in Art History with a concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick
  • J.D./Master of Arts in Justice, School of Criminal Justice
  • J.D./Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), School of Business–Camden
  • J.D./Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
  • J.D./Master of City & Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.), Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • J.D./Master of Labor and Employment Relations (M.L.E.R.), School of Management and Labor Relations
  • J.D./Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Graduate School Department of Public Affairs and Administration, New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark
  • J.D./Master of Public Affairs and Politics (M.P.A.P.), Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • J.D./Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • J.D./Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), School of Social Work, New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark

As an undergraduate business major, I was looking for a way to intersect my interests in business and law, which is why I pursued my JD/MBA at Rutgers. Upon graduation from the dual-degree program, I started as a bankruptcy and restructuring associate at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Philadelphia, where I regularly use my business background to understand corporate restructuring issues and interact with our business clients. I also believe my dual-degree has given me a better understanding of how the business of a law firm works, which is critical to understanding department and firm goals.

Melissa Martinez RLAW'16, Associate at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr