Rutgers, as the principal public research university of New Jersey, offers graduate and professional degree programs in virtually every major academic discipline, and the law faculty encourages interdisciplinary study offered by other graduate units of the University that is coordinated with the Juris Doctor program. At present, the following formal dual degree (or joint degree, as they are sometimes referred to) programs have been approved:
- J.D./M.B.A., with the Business School
- J.D./M.A. in Criminal Justice, with the School of Criminal Justice
- J.D./M.A. in Legal Philosophy with the Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick
- J.D./M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
- J.D./M.S.W., with the School of Social Work
- J.D./M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration), with the School of Public Affairs and Administration
- J.D./M.S. or J.D./Ph.D., with the Division of Global Affairs
- J.D./M.D.. with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Moreover, it is possible, on a case-by-case basis, to coordinate a dual degree program of study with many of the more than 100 graduate degree programs offered by Rutgers at the masters or doctoral level.
Applicants interested in a dual degree must apply to the other graduate program separately and comply with their admissions procedures which may include taking the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT, depending on the requirements of the other program. Questions about pursuing a dual degree should be directed to the Admissions Office at 973-353-5554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who do not seek another graduate degree may nevertheless enroll in other graduate level courses in subjects related to law and transfer up to six credits to the Juris Doctor degree.