The College of Law recognizes that the practice of law often involves an intersection with other disciplines. If you have your eye on a career that will be enhanced by a strong background in law plus another academic field, a joint degree program may be right for you. The following joint degree programs allow students to complete the JD and the Master’s Degree in just 4 years—a feat that requires 5 years if pursued in the traditional, consecutive manner.
Students may also create a custom, individualized program with other graduate degree programs in areas of interest to them. To explore this option in greater detail, you can contact the appropriate UC graduate department and/or the College of Law Office of Admissions.