The Catholic University of America
Joint Degree Programs

Earn Two Complementary Degrees

To assist students who wish to develop a special background in a related field by pursuing both a J.D. degree and a master’s degree, the Columbus School of Law offers joint degree programs with several graduate schools of the University. These programs require application to and acceptance by the law school and the particular graduate school. Joint degree programs are available in the following disciplines.


J.D. / M.S.B.A.

Our newest joint program, the J.D./Master of Science in Business Analysis program enables students to complete both degrees in three and one-half rather than four years.
Learn more about the M.S.B.A. program


Canon Law

J.C.L. / J.D.

This program awards both the Licentiate in Canon Law and the Doctor of Law degrees. Timing is flexible for this program, as the two degrees need not be awarded simultaneously. 
Learn more about the J.C.L. program



J.D. / M.A.

Completion of the joint degree that includes a Master of Arts in History requires an additional year of coursework beyond the the requirements for the J.D.
Learn more about the M.A. History program


Library Science

J.D. / M.S.L.I.S.

In this program, you can earn the dual degree that will prepare you for a career as a law librarian – the J.D./Master of Science in Library and Information Science. (Ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report)
Learn more about the M.S.L.I.S. program



J.D. / M.A.

This dual-degree offers a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a J.D. that can be completed in as little as three years.
Learn more about the M.A. Philosophy program



J.D. / M.A.

Earn a Master of Arts in Politics and a J.D. by applying 12 politics credits toward the J.D. and nine law credits toward the M.A.  
Learn more about the M.A. Politics program



J.D. / M.A.

The dual J.D./Master of Arts in Psychology links theories of memory, testing, competence, and statistics across the two disciplines.
Learn more about the M.A. Psychology program


Social Work

J.D. / M.S.W.

Earn you law and Master of Social Work degrees in approximately four years and a summer, rather than five years. 
Learn more about the M.S.W. program