Dual Degree Programs

Texas Tech University is the only campus in the state—and one of few in the world—home to a major university, law school and medical school. As a result, students benefit from easy access to this unique combination by being able to pursue not only a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.) but also one of nine dual degree programs if desired.

With a dual degree from both the School of Law and the Graduate School or the School of Medicine, Texas Tech law students can graduate with the added advantage of having developed an expertise in a particular area of legal practice.

For more information on dual degree programs, contact the School of Law Office of Admissions and the advisor to the program of interest or the School of Medicine Office of Admissions.

J.D. and M.D.

The J.D. and M.D. dual degree, as currently structured, is designed for students applying to both schools at the same time. Each school evaluates students separately using their own specific admissions criteria, and upon acceptance from both, students are considered for admission to the dual degree program.

To ensure eligibility for any of the programs, students should consult with officials at the School of Law and School of Medicine prior to beginning coursework.

For details, please see the J.D. and Doctor of Medicine dual degree program page

J.D. and M.S., M.B.A., M.P.A., and M.Eng.

Students must meet the admission requirements for both the School of Law and Graduate School and receive acceptance to both. The Graduate School accepts the LSAT in lieu of the GRE or GMAT exam.

Applications to the Graduate School can be obtained by writing directly to that school. If a student is undecided about whether to pursue one of the dual programs, application to the Graduate School can be delayed until the third or fourth semester in law school. However, it is recommended for all students considering a dual degree program to apply as soon as possible. No penalty will result if a student accepted into a dual degree program decides later to withdraw.

To ensure eligibility for any of the programs, students should consult with officials at the School of Law and Graduate School prior to beginning coursework.

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Advice on Applying to a Dual Degree Program

If a student applies for a dual degree program early but is not accepted, the strength of his or her first year of law school will help improve future evaluations. Having multiple applications to any of the dual degree programs has no detrimental effect on whether or not a student is accepted.