Joint & Dual Degree Application Process

The joint degree programs enable students to earn the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree concurrently with either a Master's degree or an LL.M. degree in a shorter time frame. As a Brooklyn Law School student, you have the option of earning a J.D. and LL.M. at one of our many international partner universities. Or you may combine your J.D. degree with one of the following Master's degrees: MBA - Master in Business Administration, MS - City and Regional Planning, and MUP - Urban Planning.

Learn more about our joint & dual degree options.

Admission Criteria

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.

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.

Recommended Deadlines

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. Learn more about all of the universities offering joint degree programs with Brooklyn Law School on the Joint & Dual Degrees Academics page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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, pay tuition by credit.

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.

Julie Brown, Registrar
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7918