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1. Joint Degree Programs 

The Law School offers the following formal Joint Degree Programs with other Harvard Schools:

  1. a) J.D./M.B.A. with the Harvard Business School
  2. b) J.D./M.P.H. with the Harvard School of Public Health
  3. c) J.D./M.P.P. and J.D./M.P.A. in International Development with the Harvard Kennedy School
  4. d) J.D./M.U.P. with the Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Law School also offers a Joint Degree Program with the University of Cambridge, U.K. leading to a Harvard J.D. and Cambridge LL.M.  For more information about this program and other international opportunities see Section III.F.

2. Rules and Policies

Law students enrolled in these joint degree programs are subject to all relevant rules and policies established by the Law School and by the other degree-granting school. Summaries of such rules and policies, including academic or residency requirements are available online and from the Office of the Registrar. For questions about the joint J.D. and master degree programs, contact the Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer. For questions about the J.D./Ph.D., contact the Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs. Questions relating to admissions, degree requirements, and other policies of the second degree-granting school should be addressed directly to the relevant administrator or faculty member at that school.

3. Coordinated J.D./Ph.D. Program

The Law School, in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard (GSAS), offers a coordinated degree program leading to the J.D. and the Ph.D. degrees. Law students enrolled in this program are subject to the relevant rules and policies established by the Law School and by GSAS. Such rules and policies are available online and from the Office of the Registrar. Students should direct questions about the School’s JD/PhD program to the Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs. Questions relating to admissions and other policies of GSAS should be addressed directly to the relevant GSAS administrator or faculty member.

4. Concurrent Degrees

a) Students may propose concurrent degrees with any Harvard school with which the Law School does not offer a joint degree program.  Students proposing concurrent degrees with such Harvard schools, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, or M.I.T. may cross-register into courses at the other school and count those creditspursuant to the Law School’s cross-registration  policy (Section III.C)toward the Law School’s J.D. requirements.

b) Students may also propose concurrent degrees with other institutions, and may take leave from the Law School to pursue studies at the other school. However, credits earned at the other school may not count toward the J.D. requirements. Students may not be simultaneously enrolled in the Law School and another degree-granting institution as part of a concurrent degree program except through cross-registration from Harvard Law School to other Harvard Schools, Tufts, or M.I.T.

c) All students must comply with the Harvard Law School academic requirements and residency requirements as defined in Section I.

Further information about joint, coordinated, and concurrent degree opportunities at the Law School is available from the Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs.