George Mason University School of Law offers two joint degrees in the areas of business and public policy. Brief information on each program appears below. Click on the name of the degree to view details about each program.
The JD/MBA Dual Degree Program provides students with full legal training and the analytical, communication and leadership skills of MBA graduates. Upon completion of the graduation requirements of both schools, students of the dual degree program will receive both a JD from the School of Law and an MBA from the School of Business, making them attractive law firm candidates or corporate professionals. The Joint Degree can be obtained in three years of full-time study or four years of part-time study.
The JD/MPP Joint Degree Program in Law and Public Policy provides students with an opportunity to master the fundamentals of legal and policy analysis. It provides students with full legal training and a solid understanding of public policy, preparing them for careers in legal academia, government and policymaking. Upon completion of the graduation requirements of both schools, students of the joint degree program will receive both a JD from the School of Law and an MPP from the Schar School of Policy and Government. Both degrees can be achieved on a full-time basis in approximately four years, instead of the five years that would be required if each degree were pursued sequentially.