Dual Degrees - JD/MBA and JD/MSW
UNH Law offers two dual degrees through the University of New Hampshire in Durham: a JD/MBA and a JD/MSW. This page provides a brief overview of the dual degrees’ academic programs and admission policies. For both programs, students must apply to the law school and the respective UNH program and be admitted.
JD/MBA Dual Degree with UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics
In conjunction with the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at UNH, UNH Law offers a dual JD/MBA program for students seeking the benefits of both degrees. Integrating the degrees enables students to graduate with a rich understanding of how legal and business issues are increasingly related in a complex global economy.
The UNH full-time MBA offers limited class size and real-life business challenges geared toward providing students with the professional skills and technical knowledge they need in order to succeed in today’s innovation-based global economy. MBA classes are held on the UNH campus in Durham, which offers all the opportunities of a major research university.
The dual degree program gives students the opportunity to earn the JD and the MBA in less time than if both degrees were pursued separately. For most students, this means completing their first year of law school and then spending the following year at the Whittemore School in an intensive MBA program before returning to UNH Law for three more semesters of legal education. Dual degree students will have the added value of belonging to the networks of students and alumni at both UNH and UNH Law.
The JD/MBA is a perfect marriage of the Whittemore School’s strength in training future entrepreneurs with UNH Law’s strength in intellectual property and innovation law.
Details regarding UNH’s MBA program are available at http://wsbe.unh.edu/dual-degree-jdmba.
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JD/MSW Dual Degree with UNH's College of Health and Human Services
The JD/MSW degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career requiring knowledge of law and social work, and in particular, careers that address critical social justice issues such as immigration, gender bias and discrimination, and domestic violence.
The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). It requires two years of full-time study or three to four years of part-time study. The full-time program is available in Durham only. All students complete a foundation-year course of study, then elect a second-year concentration either in direct/clinical practice or community/administrative practice. Both concentrations require classroom work and two year-long field internships.
A typical dual degree candidate may begin some credits in Durham, then complete his or her first year of law school, and then sequence the remaining JD and MSW courses to take advantage of courses that will prepare the candidate for his or her career. Students planning to enroll in the MSW’s advanced standing track must consult with Professor Sharon Murphy to understand the timing unique to the program.
Details regarding UNH’s MSW program are available at http://www.chhs.unh.edu/sw/gradsw.html.
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