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901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398.4200
Fax: (206) 398.4058
E-mail: lawadmis@seattleu.edu

Donna Deming
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Seattle University School of Law
(206) 398.4307
E-mail: dcdeming@seattleu.edu

Joint Degree Programs

Joint Degree Programs with Albers School of Business

The Seattle University business and law joint degree program is designed to allow students interested in obtaining both the JD and a graduate degree in business to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently outside the program. Students are able to complete the degrees in less time because, through the program, specified courses taken at the School of Law may count toward the graduate business degree and specified courses taken in the Albers School of Business and economics may count toward the JD degree.

Degrees Offered

  • JD/MBA (Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration)
  • JD/MSF (Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Finance)
  • JD/MIB (Juris Doctor/Master of International Business)
  • JD/MPAC (Juris Doctor/Master of Professional Accounting)

Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the Albers School of Business. Students may be admitted to both schools before starting in the joint program; alternatively, students may seek admission to the other school during their first year of law or graduate business.

For additional information, please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Law or the Director of Graduate Programs at the Albers School of Business and Economics. For additional information about the Albers School of Business, visit the school's website.

MPA/JD Joint Degree

The Seattle University MPA/JD joint degree program is designed to allow students interested in obtaining both the Masters in Public Administration and JD degrees to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently.

The MPA/JD Joint Degree Program allows students to choose whether their first year is spent in the Institute of Public Service or the School of Law. The second year is spent in the other school. The last two years are mixed in that students may take courses in both the IPS and Law School.

Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the Institute for Public Service, and should consult the Graduate Bulletin for the specific admissions requirements for each school. Students may be admitted to both schools before starting in the joint program; alternatively, students may seek admission to the other school during their first year of law or public administration.

For additional information, please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Law or the MPA Coordinator in the Institute for Public Service or visit http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/mpa/joint-law/ for more information about the MPA.

MSAL/JD Joint Degree

The Seattle University MSAL/JD joint degree program is designed to allow students interested in obtaining both the Masters in Sport Administration and Leadership to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently. Participants in the JD/MSAL must spend their first year in the School of Law. Once the student has completed the required first year courses in the School of Law, the student may then take courses in both JD and MSAL courses.

Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences and should consult the Graduate Bulletin for the specific admissions requirements for each school. Students may be admitted to both schools before starting in the joint program; alternatively, students may seek admission to the MSAL program during their first year of law school. In any case, students will be expected to meet the respective school's admissions deadlines for the coming year.

For additional information, please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Law or the Director of the Center for the Study of Sport in the College of Arts and Sciences or visit https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/msal/joint/

MACJ/JD Joint Degree

The Seattle University MACJ/JD joint degree program is designed to allow students interested in obtaining both the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and the Juris Doctor degrees to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently.

The MACJ/JD Joint Degree Program allows students to choose whether their first year is spent in the Criminal Justice Department or the School of Law. The second year is spent in the other school. The final two years (or more) are mixed in that students may take courses in both the Criminal Justice Department and the School of Law.

Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the Criminal Justice Department under the programs' standard requirements. Students should consult the Graduate Bulletin for the specific admissions requirements for each school. Students may be admitted to both schools before starting in the joint program; alternatively, students may seek admission to the other school during their first year of law or criminal justice.

For additional information, please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Law or the Criminal Justice Graduate Program Director. Visit http://www2.seattleu.edu/artsci/macj/ for more information about the MACJ.

MATL/JD Joint Degree

The MATL/JD Joint degree program is designed to allow students interested in obtaining both the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and the Juris Doctor degrees to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently outside the program. Through the joint degree program, specified courses taken within the School of Theology and Ministry may count toward the JD degree and specified courses taken in the School of Law may count toward the MATL degree.

Participants in the joint degree program may spend their first year in either the School of Theology and Ministry or the School of Law. Once students have completed their first year in law school, joint degree participants may take courses in both the School of Theology and Ministry and the School of Law.

Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the School of Theology and Ministry and should consult the Graduate Bulletin or the STM admissions website for specific adminssions requirements. For additional information, visit http://www.seattleu.edu/stm/matl/.