J.D./Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
The School of Law, in association with the Graduate School, offers a program that enables a student to earn both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees in three to four years of academic work. Unlike the traditional masters program offered to those who graduate with an undergraduate degree in business, this program is specifically designed for professionals and graduate students in other disciplines who wish to acquire broad business knowledge to complement their area of expertise. The M.B.A. curriculum is designed to accommodate busy schedules with summer and online courses. Students can expect to be in classes with a variety of professionals and students from other disciplines such as science and engineering.
A student in the JD/MBA program can complete both degrees in as few as 108 credit hours of law and business courses. This is made possible by allowing 12 hours of approved law courses to transfer as elective credit toward the M.B.A. degree and vice versa. These transfers are of credit hours, not grades. Therefore, graduate course work will not be computed in a student's Law School GPA and class ranking. Interested students should declare their intent to pursue the dual degrees no later than their second semester in Law School.
The first year of study consists entirely of law courses. During the second and third years, the remaining required law courses are to be completed together with selected law electives and an appropriate number of graduate business core courses. Students may enroll in the Graduate School at Texas Tech University and complete all leveling course work and earn up to 12 credit hours toward the M.B.A. in the academic year before matriculation to the Law School. Students who have earned more than 12 credit hours (excluding leveling course work) before matriculation to the Law School are ineligible for the J.D. dual-degree program.
Students must meet the admission requirements for both the Law School and Graduate School. The Graduate School will accept the LSAT in lieu of the GRE or GMAT exam.
J.D./M.B.A. Program Contacts
Law Faculty Advisor:
Professor Alyson Outenreath
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Texas Tech University School of Law
3311 18th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Phone: (806) 834-8690
Program Director | Graduate Enrollment Services
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University
Lubbock TX 79409
Phone: (806) 834-4028