UCLA Law has long been a leader in the interdisciplinary study of law. The School’s joint degree programs are an important component of this interdisciplinary focus. Through our joint degree programs, students augment their legal education and gain specialized training and expertise that will prepare them for wide-ranging professional pursuits.
Formal Joint Degree Programs
Students at UCLA Law may choose to pursue one of these eight formal joint degree programs we offer in cooperation with other distinguished UCLA professional schools and departments:
Law and African-American Studies
Law and American Indian Studies
Law and Management
Law and Philosophy
Law and Public Health
Law and Public Policy
Law and Social Welfare
Law and Urban Planning
How to Apply
To pursue one of our formal joint degree programs, students must apply both to UCLA Law and directly to the other school. Applicants should contact the appropriate graduate school or department to obtain its application, and must meet the department's requirements and deadlines. Students concurrently applying to another UCLA graduate program or already enrolled in a UCLA graduate program may submit their Graduate Records Exam (GRE) score in lieu of an LSAT score. For these students, no LSAT is required; however, please note that every student who has taken the LSAT must submit that score as well. In cases where the GRE is taken either in lieu of the LSAT or in addition to the LSAT, all test results within the past five years must be submitted. Students interested in creating an individualized joint degree program, or pursuing a joint degree program with another university, will work with the Dean of Students office during their first or second years of law school to seek approval for the joint degree.
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