May 30, 2024  
2019-2020 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor Joint Degree Program (MBA/JD)

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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
​508 999-8604

For the JD:
Admissions Office 
UMass School of Law
333 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-1252
508 985-1110

To speak to an academic advisor, please call Nancy Hebert at 508 985-1113.

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