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Dual Degree Programs

McGeorge has three dual degree programs, in which — with advance approval — graduate credit earned in one program is accepted toward the degree from the other program.

Admission

Students must be admitted separately to McGeorge and to the school that will confer the Master's degree. Admittance to McGeorge does not guarantee admission by the other school.

Approval

Students who want to pursue a joint degree should consult with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs regarding their planned course of study. Please schedule an appointment with Dean McGuire in the Office of Student Affairs at your earliest stages of planning.

Transfer of Credit

To be accepted by McGeorge as elective credit toward the J.D. unit requirements, the credit (1) must be for graduate level courses, and (2) must have been earned concurrently between initial matriculation and graduation from McGeorge.

J.D./M.B.A. Programs

We offer dual J.D./M.B.A. programs with the University of the Pacific, Eberhardt School of Business (on the Stockton campus) and the College of Business Administration of California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). McGeorge will accept up to 12 units of graduate credit earned at either University of the Pacific or CSUS; University of the Pacific accepts up to 12 units and CSUS up to 6 units of law school credit toward the M.B.A.

J.D./M.P.P.A. Program

A joint Master's in Public Policy and Administration program is offered in cooperation with California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), for students who are interested in legislative policy and governmental affairs. McGeorge will accept up to 12 units of graduate credit earned at CSUS and CSUS will accept up to 6 units of law school credit towards the M.P.P.A.

Other Programs

Occasionally, a student may be interested in pursuing a Master's degree in an area in which a joint degree program is not available, such as history, international relations, or social work. The student should consult with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to determine if any credit for the Master's program coursework would be accepted by McGeorge. Upon approval of a written proposal, up to 6 units of credit may be accepted toward the J.D. degree.

Transcript

An official transcript of completed Master's course work to be accepted toward the J.D. degree must be furnished to the Registrar; only the number of units (not grades) accepted are reflected on the McGeorge transcript.

Program Length

  • McGeorge J.D./CSUS M.B.A. — Complete the law degree and M.B.A. degree in four to five years.
  • McGeorge J.D./University of the Pacific M.B.A. — Complete the law degree and M.B.A. degree in four to five years.
  • McGeorge J.D./CSUS M.P.P.A. — Complete the law degree and M.P.P.A. degree in four to five years.

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