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Options for an Interrelated Profession

In an age of interrelated professions and career goals, Brooklyn Law School has been a leader in co-sponsoring joint-degree programs with other prominent New York City institutions. Each program is carefully designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in interrelated professions. The joint degree programs enable students to earn the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree concurrently and in less time with one of the Master's degrees listed below.

Credits earned outside the Law School and used toward a J.D., including non-Law School credits toward a joint degree, count toward the overall credits required for graduation, but do not count toward the 65 “classroom credits” required for graduation. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s office or refer to our Student Handbook.

  • Applicants must apply to and be accepted by each school independently. Thus, applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both schools. Although there is no special consideration given to joint degree applicants, interest in such programs should still be mentioned in an appropriate space on the admission application for each institution. 

    Applicants may apply concurrently to both institutions or apply after beginning study at the law school. All students, regardless of where they begin their study, should meet with advisors at both institutions to discuss their joint degree status.

    It is recommended that interested students complete and file the law school application between October 1 and February 1, although there is no actual filing deadline. Filing deadlines and admission requirements should be obtained from each institution. Contact information for all of the universities offering joint degree programs with Brooklyn Law School can be found on the Program Descriptions page.

    Credits earned outside the Law School and used toward a J.D., including non-Law School credits toward a joint degree, count toward the overall credits required for graduation, but do not count toward the 65 “classroom credits” required for graduation. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s office or refer to our Student Handbook.

  • An individualized course of study will be created for each student to meet that student’s personal goals and needs, as well as both institutions' residency and graduation requirements. We recommend that students begin their course of study at the law school and complete their first year before beginning study at another institution. Students must matriculate at the law school before any credits can be transferred towards the J.D. degree, and both degrees are conferred only after degree requirements at both institutions have been satisfied. In the event a joint degree is no longer pursued, the student must meet the conventional requirements for the degree being sought.

  • Applicants are encouraged to meet with financial aid officers at both institutions in order to better understand the impact dual programs will have on various aid programs. Enrolled students are advised to coordinate efforts with financial aid administrators at both schools well in advance of registration each semester.

  • Tuition and fees are paid directly to each institution in which students are registered. Thus, if a student is simultaneously registered at both institutions in a given semester, he or she will have financial obligations to both institutions.

    All law students, including those in dual programs, are liable for tuition based upon a course of study, not the number of credits needed. Therefore, full-time students pay three years’ tuition and part-time students pay the tuition over four years.

  • For further information, please contact Julie Sculli, Academic Services Coordinator, at julie.sculli@brooklaw.edu or at (718) 780-0626.

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