Joint Degrees & Concentrations

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You can enhance your legal career with advanced training in a complementary discipline. Recognizing the increasing need for specialization, Miami Law offers a wide range of options offered at the law school itself and in cooperation with the University’s renowned graduate schools. Miami Law additionally offers concentration / areas of focus for students looking to specialize. 
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Joint degree programs enable you to:

- Earn a law degree and a second (or third) graduate degree simultaneously
- Receive more than one degree in less time and at a lower cost than persuing the degrees separately
- Broaden your marketability

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Area of Study  /  Degree or Concentration  /  University of Miami Academic Partner

Arts, Entertainment, Sports

J.D./LL.M. - Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law - School of Law
J.D./M.A. - Live Entertainment Management - School of Law and Frost School of Music
J.D./M.A. - Music Industry - School of Law and Frost School of Music

Business, Asset Management

J.D./M.B.A. - Business Administration - School of Law and Miami Herbert Business School​​​​​​​
J.D./M.S. - Master of Accountancy
 - School of Law and Miami Herbert Business School
Concentration - The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT - School of Law
Concentration: Business Compliance and Sustainability - School of Law

Environment, Science, Maritime

J.D./LL.M. - Maritime Law - School of Law
J.D./LL.M. - Real Estate/Property Development - School of Law
J.D./M.P.S. - Marine Ecosystems and Society - School of Law and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) 
J.D./Ph.D. - Environmental Science and Policy - School of Law and Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
Concentration / Area of Focus - Environmental Law - School of Law

Healthcare

J.D./M.H.A. - Health Administration - School of Law and Miami Herbert Business School
J.D./M.P.H. - Public Health - School of Law and Miller School of Medicine/Graduate Programs in Public Health
J.D./M.D. - Medicine - School of Law and Miller School of Medicine

International, Comparative Law

J.D./LL.M. - International Arbitration - School of Law
J.D./LL.M. - International Law - School of Law
J.D./M.A. - Latin American Studies - School of Law and Latin American Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences
J.D./LL.M. - International Law: Specialization in U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign-Trained Lawyers - School of Law

Litigation, Dispute Resolution

J.D./LL.M. - International Arbitration - School of Law
Concentration - Litigation and Dispute Resolution - School of Law
3+3 Joint Degree Program in Law for Undergraduates - School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences

Public Affairs/Communication

J.D./M.P.A. - Public Administration - School of Law and Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences 
J.D./M.A. - Communication - School of Law and School of Communication
J.D./M.S. - Media Management - School of Law and School of Communication

Real Estate Development

J.D./LL.M. - Real Estate/Property Development - School of Law
J.D./M.B.A. + LL.M. in Real Estate/Property Development* - School of Law and Miami Business School

Social Justice, Public Interest 

J.D./M.S.Ed. - Community and Social Change - School of Law and School of Education & Human Development
Concentration - Social Justice & Public Interest - School of Law
Area of  Focus - Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Law - School of Law

Tax and Estate Planning

J.D./M.B.A + LL.M. in Estate Planning* - School of Law and Miami Herbert Business School
J.D./LL.M. - Estate Planning - School of Law
J.D./LL.M. - Taxation - School of Law
J.D./M.B.A + LL.M. in Taxation* - School of Law and Miami Herbert Business School

*Only for law students who were undergraduate business majors, unique triple degree programs allow three degrees to be obtained in just four years.

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 consider include: 

  • 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?

For More Information

J.D./LL.M. Degrees
Contact Lorrie Capps, LL.M. Operations Manager at lcapps@law.miami.edu or at 305-284-4702.

J.D./Master's Degrees
Contact Office of the Vice Dean, Executive Assistant Carolina Morris, at cmorris@law.miami.edu or at 305-284-3978

Questions from prospective law students not yet admitted to Miami Law should be addressed to J.D. Admissions.