J.D. and Master of Engineering
The School of Law, in association with Graduate School, offers a program that enables a student to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) degrees in three years of academic work. The program is designed for individuals interested in the areas of intellectual property (particularly patents)and law and science. A student may complete both degrees with 126 hours of law and engineering courses. This is possible by allowing 12 hours of approved law courses to transfer as elective credit towards the M.En. degree and vice versa. The M.En. courses counting toward the J.D. degree transfer as credits only. The grades in these courses will not affect a student's law school GPA. Interested students must declare their intent to pursue the dual degrees no later than their third semester in law school. Students must meet the admission requirements of both the School of Law and the Graduate School. The Graduate School will accept a student's LSAT score in lieu of a GRE score.
The first year of study consists solely of law courses. During the second and third years, students complete the remaining required law courses together with approved law electives and an appropriate number of engineering courses.
The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Reportís Best Online Graduate Programs ranked Texas Techís four online graduate engineering degree programs, including the Master of Engineering program, 20th among institutions offering a masterís degree in engineering and housing at least one program that was ABET accredited at the bachelorís level or higher.