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Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Engineering

Overview

The School of Law, in association with Graduate School, offers a program that enables a student to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in three years of academic work. The program is designed for individuals interested in the areas of intellectual property (particularly patents)and law and science. A student may complete both degrees with 126 hours of law and engineering courses. This is possible by allowing 12 hours of approved law courses to transfer as elective credit towards the M.Eng. degree and vice versa. The M.Eng. courses counting toward the J.D. degree transfer as credits only. The grades in these courses will not affect a student's law school GPA. Interested students must declare their intent to pursue the dual degrees no later than their third semester in law school. Students must meet the admission requirements of both the School of Law and the Graduate School. The Graduate School will accept a student's LSAT score in lieu of a GRE score.

The first year of study consists solely of law courses. During the second and third years, students complete the remaining required law courses together with approved law electives and an appropriate number of engineering courses.

General Information on the Master of Engineering Degree

 

Contact Information

If you have questions about the degree program, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Ekwaro-Osire
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs
Whitacre College of Engineering
Texas Tech University
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX  79409-3103
T 806.742.3451 | F 806.742.3493 | stephen.ekwaro-osire@ttu.edu

Stephen M. Perez, J.D.
Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
School of Law
Texas Tech University
Box 40004
Lubbock, TX  79409-3103
T 806.834.7517 | stephen.perez@ttu.edu