J.D./M.S. in Crop Science and J.D./M.S. in Horticulture

The School of Law, in association with the Graduate School, offers a program that enables interested students to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Crop Science or Horticultural and Turfgrass Sciences.

The dual degree candidate must choose to pursue both degrees by the end of the third or fourth semester in Law School and must meet admission requirements for the second degree. A candidate for the J.D. / M.S. in Crop Science or Horticulture may transfer up to 12 non-law hours of approved courses as elective credit toward the J.D. degree, and 12 hours of approved law courses may be transferred as elective credit toward the M.S. degree. These transfers are of credit hours, not grades. Typically, if all prerequisites are met, both degree programs can be finished within four years, including summer session courses.

The M.S. degree is offered through the Department of Plant and Soil Science. The Dual Degree program is designed for the student with an interest in a private practice or government career in law and science in the areas of environment, agriculture or intellectual property.