The JD/MDiv program promotes an interdisciplinary conversation between religion and law, provides a different vocational perspective not found in the single law or divinity concentration, and enriches the professional knowledge and experience of students who want to pursue careers in law or divinity.
Students interested in the joint JD/MDiv program can combine the three-year law curriculum and the three-year divinity curriculum into a five-year program. Students will first complete two years of work in either the School of Law or the School of Divinity. Years 3 and 4 will be completed in the alternate school. For the 5th year, students will enroll in each school for one semester, completing any remaining degree requirements and elective courses that are joint-degree appropriate.
Students must notify the law school of their intention to pursue a dual degree before undertaking the program by completing the Notice of Intention to Pursue a Dual Degree Form.
Law School Requirements
When undertaken as part of the joint JD/MDiv program, the JD degree requires completion of 75 hours of law course work including the degree requirements prescribed by the law school for graduation.
Students will be provided a faculty advisor from each school to help guide them through the program and its curriculum. To make the most of the degree program, students will meet with both advisors at least once during each semester.