J.D. and Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology

The School of Law, in association with the Graduate School, offers a dual program leading to the degrees of Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Toxicology. The dual degree candidate must choose to pursue the second degree by the end of the third or fourth semester in Law School and must also meet admission requirements for the second degree. Typically, if all prerequisites are met, both degree programs can be finished within four years, including summer session courses.

The M.S. degree in Environmental Toxicology is offered through the Institute of Environmental and Human Health. Students must apply to both the Law School and the Graduate School and be accepted by both schools. No graduate curriculum in this area can be pursued prior to entering Law School.

This Dual Degree program is designed principally for the student who has an interest in environmental law and wishes to acquire technical underpinning in environmental toxicology to complement legal training. A candidate for the J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology may credit up to 12 nonlaw credits of approved courses toward the J.D. degree and 12 law credits toward the M.S. degree. These transfers are of credit hours, not grades.