Texas Tech University

J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology

The School of Law, in association with the Graduate School, offers a joint program leading to the degrees of Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology (M.S.). This dual-degree program is designed principally for the student who has an interest in environmental law and wishes to acquire technical underpinning in environmental toxicology to complement legal training.

The dual-degree candidate must choose to pursue both degrees by the end of the third or fourth semester in Law School and must meet admission requirements for the second degree. Typically, if all prerequisites are met, both degree programs can be finished within four years, including summer session courses. The M.S. degree in Environmental Toxicology is offered through the Institute of Environmental and Human Health. Students must apply to both the Law School and the Graduate School and be accepted by both schools. No graduate curriculum in this area can be pursued before entering Law School.

A candidate for the J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology may credit up to 12 non-law credits of approved courses toward the J.D. degree and 12 law credits toward the M.S. degree. These transfers are of credit hours, not grades. 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.

Requirements Traditional Programs Dual Degree Required Hrs.
J.D. degree requirements 90 78
M.S. Hours credited toward J.D. 0 (12)
M.S. in Biotech 36 24
J.D. Hours credited toward M.S. 0 (12)
Total Hours 126 102

Proposed Curriculum

J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology Proposed Curriculum

J.D./M.S. Program Contacts

Law Faculty Advisor

Dr. Victoria Sutton. M.P.A., Ph.D., J.D.
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor
Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Graduate Education
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: (806) 834-1752

Environmental Toxicology Contact

Dr. Todd Anderson
Director and Chair, Institute of Environmental and Human Health
Phone: (806) 742-3451