Earning a dual degree can 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. Because the Sturm College of Law requires that first year law students take only law classes, Dual Degree students typically begin studies in the second department or unit in their second year at DU. 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 Formal Dual Degrees here and about Flexible Dual Degrees 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)
Contact Graduate Legal Studies
Sturm College of Law and University College
Randy Wagner (SCOL)
Bobbie Kite (University College, Healthcare Leadership Academic Director)
More information regarding the JD/MS in Healthcare Leadership can be found on the University College website.
Sturm College of Law and the Daniels College of Business
Sturm College of Law and the Institute for Public Policy Studies
Sturm College of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work
Flexible Dual Degree Information
In the recent past, Denver Law students have pursued these Flexible Dual Degrees:
JD/MA in International Studies (The Korbel School of International Studies)
Randy Wagner (SCOL)
The Korbel School Office of Student Affairs (Korbel)
- 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.
Graduate Legal Studies