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  • Penn State Law offers dozens of joint degree prograns and elective opportunities. The most popular is J.D./M.B.A. offered with the Penn State’s Smeal School of Business
  • Penn State Law offers dozens of joint degree programs and elective opportunities. The most popular is the J.D./M.B.A. offered with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.

Interdisciplinary study at Penn State

Customize your legal education with rigorous courses or joint degree options.

Graduate Coursework

Penn State Law students can customize their legal education by applying up to 12 course credits from any graduate discipline toward their J.D. requirements.

Joint Degree Programs

Penn State Law offers several established joint degree programs so that they may earn a J.D. and a masters or Ph.D. at Penn State at the same time. 

Established Joint Degree Programs

These joint degree programs generally allow students to complete a J.D. and mater's or Ph.D. on an accelerated timeframe. Opportunities include:

School of International Affairs:

Smeal College of Business:

Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications:

College of Education:

College of Health and Human Development:

College of the Liberal Arts:

College of Medicine:

Further Interdisciplinary Opportunities 

For further information about opportunities to study in a law-related area of interest to you, please contact the Penn State Law Admissions Office at