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Joint Degrees & Certificates

Lead the future of the legal profession with a cross-disciplinary education that prepares you for the complex challenges ahead.

77%

of Penn’s Law School students completed a joint-degree or certificate program

70%

of Penn’s Law School faculty hold a graduate degree in a field other than law

35

available joint-degree and certificate programs offered through the Law School

11

colleges at Penn supporting the Law School’s cross-disciplinary programs

A Holistic Education for Today’s Connected World

The Law School offers several joint degrees that help students pave the way to the careers they want. Our rigorous, cross-disciplinary programs train students to be leaders in the study of law as well as related disciplines like business, communications, health, technology, and more. We push our Law School community to find these diverse, new perspectives to today’s complex challenges, because we believe the next generation of legal professionals will have a greater understanding of the world, not just the laws within it.

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Student Experiences

Exploring Global Human Rights Law

 

Students discuss the unique benefits of joint JD/MSSP degree

 

Philosophy and the law: a formative experience

 

Powerful Partnership: Penn Law + Princeton = JD/MPA

 

Lance Walhert on the Law School’s JD/MBE Program

 

Max Masuda-Farkas on his experience in the Wharton Certificate Bootcamp

 
Three Year Programs

JD/MBA

The Wharton School

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JD/MBE Bioethics

Department of Medical Ethics Perelman School of Medicine

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JD/MSSP Social Policy

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/MS Nonprofit Leadership

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/MSEd Education Policy

Graduate School of Education

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JD/MSEd Higher Education

Graduate School of Education

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JD/MA or MS Criminology

The Lauder Institute
Wharton and the School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/MA Economic Law with Specialization in Global Governance

Penn Law, the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po)

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JD/MSW (for students with a BSW)

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/LLM Hong Kong

Hong Kong University

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Other Master Programs and PhD Programs

JD/MCIT Computing & Information Technology

School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS)

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JD/MD Doctor of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine

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JD/MES

Institute for Environmental Studies

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JD/MSE Engineering

School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS)

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JD/MCP City & Regional Planning

Penn Design

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JD/MPH Master of Public Health

Perelman School of Medicine

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JD/MPA

Fels Institute of Government

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JD/AM Islamic Studies

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/MSW

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/MBA (4 year)

The Wharton School

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JD/PhD American Legal History

Department of History

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JD/PhD Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

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JD/DMD

Penn Dental Medicine

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Recent Ad Hoc Joint Degrees

JD/PhD Legal Studies and Business Ethics

The Wharton School

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JD/PhD Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

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JD/MA Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

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JD/PhD Communications

Annenberg School for Communication

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JD/PhD Psychology

Department of Psychology

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Submatriculation Programs
Submatriculation Programs

In some cases, Penn undergraduates can get a head start on their JD while finishing their undergraduate degree.

JD/BA

College of Arts & Sciences

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JD/BS

The Wharton School

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JD/BSE

School of Engineering & Applied Science

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JD/BSN

The Nursing School

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International Program and Joint Degrees
International Program and Joint Degrees

Complement your degree from the Law School with an opportunity to study in the international arena.

JD/MA International Studies

The Lauder Institute
Wharton and the School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/LLM Hong Kong

Hong Kong University

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JD/MA Economic Law 

with Specialization in Global Governance
Sciences Po (Paris)

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LLM/MFS International Finance

Sciences Po (Paris)

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Silverman Hall Exterior, Chestnut Street Entrance

Joint Degree Confirmation Form

Once you make the choice to pursue a joint degree at Penn Carey Law, our dedicated administrative team is eager to help you facilitate the logistics of your journey.

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Students participate in the Navigation Challenge during Professionalism Day 2021

Professionalism Day prepares law students for future legal leadership

Nearly 300 law students participated in this year’s Professionalism Day, hosted by the Law School’s Center on Professionalism (COP).

Students studying in Tanenbaum Hall, Biddle Law Library

Thriving Master in Law Program transcends disciplinary boundaries

In its eighth year, the Law School’s Master in Law Program continues to expand, drawing students from a wide array of fields with its fundamentally cross-disciplinary approach to legal education.

Bestselling alum authors share how the Law School shaped their fiction-writing careers

Lisa Scottoline C’77, L’81, Kimberly McCreight L’98, and Pam Jenoff L’01 discuss how their Penn Law education helped them build incredibly successful writing careers.

Law School welcomes largest ever LLM class

An impressive cohort of 156 globally-trained lawyers, judges, and diplomats will join the Law School in the fall of 2021.

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Amanda S. Aronoff

Director of Cross-Disciplinary Programs and Academic Options

aramanda@law.upenn.edu

Kathryn Deans-Schaub

Associate Director for Graduate Student and Alumni Counseling

kathrdea@law.upenn.edu

Sherita Ragins

Coordinator, Cross-Disciplinary Programs

sragins@law.upenn.edu