A joint program of the Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth and the UMass School of Law in North Dartmouth
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the UMass School of Law have created a joint degree program. By formal agreement, qualified individuals wishing to pursue graduate study in Business and Law may enroll in the JD program and the MBA program simultaneously. Students in the joint program may use a number of courses to satisfy requirements in both programs at the same time, thus shortening the combined length of the two programs by 12 or 13 credits.
Applicants should meet separately the entrance requirements set by each institution. Admission to one program does not guarantee that the applicant will be admitted to the other. Applications are welcome from students with baccalaureate degrees in any field. Those interested are invited to contact the individuals identified at the end of this section for complete information.
The joint JD/MBA allows students to integrate advanced management study and a law school education in a structure that is compatible with part-time as well as full-time study. Classes are held during the evening hours, on weekends, and during the day. Full-time students may enroll simultaneously in courses of the two institutions, and they can complete both degrees in approximately three years. Part-time students typically register for an entire semester at one or the other institution, and they can complete both degrees in five years.
Contacts for the JD/MBA Joint Program
For the MBA: Graduate Studies Office, Foster
Administration, room 121, University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport
Road, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-
2300; telephone 508 999-8604.
For the JD: Admissions Office, UMass
School of Law, 333 Faunce Corner
Road, North Dartmouth, 02747-1252;
telephone 508 985-1110; or
firstname.lastname@example.org. To speak to an
academic advisor, please call Nancy Hebert at