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University of Houston Law Center - Law School Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs are available at the UH Law Center, allowing students to earn two degrees in less time than it would take to complete them sequentially.  Students interested in pursuing this option must make separate application to the UH Law Center and to the desired program.  Degrees that can be combined with a J.D. include:

University of Houston Law Center and University of Calgary Faculty of Law International Energy Lawyers Program (IELP) Dual Degree J.D. Program

* The UH Law Center and The University of Calgary offer an International Energy Lawyers Program which allows students to earn both American and Canadian law degrees in four years. Students will spend two years at each school and take courses that will enable them to apply for admission to bars in the United States and Canada. The driving force behind the program is a shared commitment to natural resource, energy and environmental law.

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Contact:

University of Houston Law Center
Office of Admissions
4170 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77204-6060
713.743.2280
lawadmissions@uh.edu

University of Houston Law Center Joint J.D./LL.M. Program

The UH Law Center offers a joint J.D./LL.M. degree program which allows students to earn both degrees in 3.5 years (105 credit hours). UHLC law students are eligible to apply for the joint J.D./LL.M. program after the completion of 30 credit hours. Joint degree students must meet all J.D. and LL.M. degree requirements in order to complete the program. LL.M. specialty programs eligible for the joint program include: Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property & Information Law, International Law, and Tax Law. For more information about the J.D./LL.M. Program click HERE. For additional information about the LL.M. program please email llm@uh.edu.

Master of Public Health (M.P.H) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health

* A concurrent J.D./M.P.H. program is offered in conjunction with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. Students can earn a J.D. and an M.P.H. degree in four years of full-time study - one year less than it would take to earn the degrees sequentially. 

Contact:

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services 1200 Herman Pressler, RAS E-201 Houston, TX 77030 SPHStudentServices@uth.tmc.edu  JD/MPH Program Website (click here)

Master of Business Administration at UH

* The Law Center and the UH Bauer College of Business offer a dual J.D./M.B.A. program that prepares students for a wide range of careers where law and business overlap.  This program holds special appeal for students directed toward investment banking, accounting, international trade, industrial relations, corporate law, the entertainment industry and management consulting.

Contact:

Marian Newman
M.B.A. Program Office
University of Houston
C.T. Bauer College of Business
334 Melcher Hall, Room 424 UCBB
Houston, TX 77204-6021
713/743-0700
Email: houstonmba@uh.edu
www.bauer.uh.edu/mbajd

Master of Science in Finance at UH

* The Law Center and the UH Bauer College of Business offer a dual J.D./M.S.F. program that enables students to obtain a heightened level of finance knowledge that will enhance student competitiveness for more prestigious and beneficial employment in several areas of professional or legal practice, which include investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, private equity, venture capital, real estate, wealth management, tax advising, cross border transactions, and commercial banking.

Contact:

Vijay Yerramilli
John H. Duncan Professor of Finance
Faculty Director, MS in Finance Program
C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
Web: https://www.bauer.uh.edu/yerramilli/
Email: vyerramilli@bauer.uh.edu

Marcus Stewart
Executive Director, MS in Finance Program
C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
Web: https://www.bauer.uh.edu/msfinance/ 
Email: mcstewart@central.uh.edu


Master of Social Work at UH

* Students wishing to combine a masters of social work and a law degree can earn a concurrent degree in the J.D./M.S.W. program.

Contact:

University of Houston
Graduate College of Social Work
3511 Cullen Blvd Rm 117
Houston, TX 77204-4013
713/743-8075
Email: gcswinfo@uh.edu
www.uh.edu/socialwork


Medical Doctorate at Baylor College of Medicine

* The UH Law Center, in conjunction with the Baylor College of Medicine, now offers students the opportunity to jointly obtain both a law (J.D.) degree and a medical doctorate (M.D.) degree. A student earns both degrees in six years of full-time study, one year less than it would take to complete the degrees separately. This extraordinary educational program highlights the relationship between law and medicine and provides students an important enrichment in their interdisciplinary studies. Students in this program attend their first, second, and fifth years of study at the Baylor College of Medicine, begin their law school curriculum during their third and fourth years, and complete both degrees in their sixth year.

Contact:

Office of Admissions
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, N104
Houston, TX 77030-7498
Telephone: (713) 798-4842
Fax: (713) 798-5563
http://www.bcm.edu/admissions/
Email: admissions@bcm.edu

Master of Public Policy at UH

* Students wishing to combine a Master of Public Policy and a law degree can earn a dual degree in the J.D./M.P.P. program.

Contact:

Scott Mason University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs Science Building 3581 Cullen Boulevard Suite 121 Houston, TX 77204-5021 713/743-5572 Email: smason@uh.edu www.uh.edu/hobby/mpp

Master of Public Administration at UH
* Students wishing to combine a Master of Public Administration and a law degree can earn a dual degree in the J.D./M.P.A. program.

Contact:

Master of Public Administration Program
University of Houston 
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 402
Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
713/743-3931
Email:hspagrad@Central.UH.edu
https://uh.edu/hobby/mpa/

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