Joint Degrees & Certificate Programs

Recognizing the increasing need for specialization, Miami Law offers students a wide range of options to expand their study through joint degrees offered in cooperation with the University’s renowned graduate schools. Miami Law additionally offers its own J.D./LL.M. joint degrees and certificate programs for students looking to specialize in a range of areas.

ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT / SPORTS

J.D./LL.M. - Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law
J.D./M.A. - Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management
J.D./M.M. - Music Business & Entertainment Industries

BUSINESS / ASSET MANAGEMENT / REAL ESTATE

J.D./M.B.A. - Business Administration
Certificate Business and Financial Law
J.D./LL.M. - Estate Planning
J.D./LL.M. - Real Property Development
J.D./LL.M. - Taxation
JD/M.B.A./LL.M.—For undergraduate business majors, unique triple degree programs allow three degrees to be obtained in just four years.

ENVIRONMENT / SCIENCE / MARITIME

J.D./M.P.S. - Marine Affairs & Policy
J.D./Ph.D. - Environmental Science and Policy
J.D./LL.M. - Ocean and Coastal Law

HEALTH / MEDICINE

J.D./M.P.H. - Public Health
J.D./M.D. - Medicine

INTERNATIONAL

J.D./LL.M. - International Arbitration
J.D./LL.M. - International Law

Certificate in International Law

LITIGATION

Certificate in Litigation Specialization 

PUBLIC INTEREST / AFFAIRS

J.D./M.P.A. - Public Administration
J.D./M.A. - Communications
J.D./M.S.Ed. - Law, Community and Social Change
Certificate in Employment, Labor and Immigration


ADVICE: What to Keep in Mind When Considering a Joint Degree

For students interested in completing a second program degree in addition to their J.D. degree, it is always a good idea to create a general plan and timeline for completing both degrees. The simplest way to think about a joint degree program is that admissions, degree requirements, tuition, and degree conferral are all separate. The only aspect that is joint, is the double-counting of some number of credits between the two programs.

 Questions to Ask and Find Out:

  • Is the GRE required for the second program?
  • Must joint degree study first start on the J.D. side?
  • If there is one, what is the application deadline for the second program?
  • Does the second program offer any scholarship possibilities?
  • Is an internship or capstone project required for the second program?
  • Are there any possible J.D. courses, externships, clinics, or other activities that might require special consideration from a course load and scheduling perspective?
  • Are there any additional J.D. course requirements which exist for some of joint degree programs?

Timing

Joint J.D./LL.M. Program: Students will typically apply to the second program (LL.M.) during their second year of law school, and begin taking courses in the LL.M. program during the fall of their 3L year. 

Joint J.D. + Degree at Other UM School: Students will typically apply to the second program during their first year of law school, and begin taking courses in the second program as well as in the J.D. program during their second year. Most students participating in a joint degree program will need an extra semester, or perhaps two to complete both degrees. For many programs, it will be possible to complete the J.D. program at the end of the third year allowing students to graduate with their law school cohort.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Joint JD/Master’s or Doctoral Degree
For joint Master's and Doctoral degrees with other schools at the University of Miami, please contact Sandra Abraham, Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives.
E-mail: sabraham@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4030

Joint JD/LLM Degrees
For additional information on joint JD/LLM programs, please see each respective program page for contact information.

Certificates
For additional information on certificate programs, please see each respective program page for contact information.

TO APPLY

Joint Degrees: Each joint degree program has its own application process. Please visit the program of interest to see requirements for admission. For guidance, see the Degree Planning page.

Certificate Programs: Students who wish to participate in a certificate program ordinarily apply during the spring semester of their first year by meeting with Certificate program faculty and submitting an application to the Registrar's office. Admission to the program is at the discretion of the Director and is based on demonstrated interest in the practice area and the likelihood of successful completion of Certificate requirements. For guidance, see the Degree Planning page.