Getting a dual degree is a great way to enhance the value of your legal education. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law has a number of dual degree programs, offered through the law school and through other University of Denver departments, that allow you to receive both a J.D. and an advanced degree in another field. Read more about Dual Degrees at Denver Law here.

Full-time students can usually complete both degrees in four years and may transfer 10 semester hours of approved credits toward the J.D. program. The Sturm College of Law requires that first year law students take only law classes. Please also note that you must be accepted to both programs separately.

Law students may pursue two types of dual degrees: a Formal Dual Degree, where Denver Law and another school or department at DU have formalized an arrangement, establishing the terms of sharing credits and in many cases the curriculum; or, a Flexible Dual Degree, where the student sets up his or her own program, on an ad hoc basis, with a DU school or department not sharing a Formal Dual Degree program with the law school. Read more about these two options here.

Formal Dual Degree Contact Information

Sturm College of Law

  • JD/International Business Transactions LLM
  • JD/Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy LLM
  • JD/LLM in Taxation
  • JD/Masters of Science in Legal Administration (MSLA)

Court Administration

International Court Administration

Law Firm Administration

Contact Graduate Legal Studies

Sturm College of Law and University College

  • JD/MS in Healthcare Leadership

Contact
Randy Wagner (SCOL)

More information regarding the JD/MS in Healthcare Leadership can be found on the University College’s website.

Sturm College of Law and the Daniels College of Business

Contact
Randy Wagner (SCOL)
Kenny Metcalfe (DCB)

Sturm College of Law and the Institute for Public Policy Studies

Contact
Randy Wagner (SCOL)
Erin Dietrich (IPPS)

Sturm College of Law and the Korbel School of International Studies

  • JD/MA in International Studies

Contact
Randy Wagner (SCOL)
The Korbel School Office of Student Affairs (Korbel)

Sturm College of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work

  • JD/MSW

Contact
Randy Wagner (SCOL)
Professor Karen Bensen (GSSW)

Flexible Dual Degree Information

In the recent past, Denver Law students have pursued these Flexible Dual Degrees:

  • JD/Masters in Biological Sciences
  • JD/Masters in Economics
  • JD/Masters in Forensic Psychology
  • JD/Masters in Philosophy

Flexible Dual Degrees with other DU schools and departments are available. For more information, contact Randy Wagner

Flexible Dual Degree with Denver Law’s Master of Legal Studies

Denver Law’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program is designed for graduate students and professionals whose interests and areas of employment would be enriched by the study of law, the legal system, and legal reasoning. The degree can be earned as part of a Flexible Dual Degree by a student pursuing a graduate degree from another unit or department at DU.

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Graduate Legal Studies