Jerome Greene Hall as seen from SIPA.

Dual and Joint Degrees

Enrich your education with interdisciplinary study, either within Columbia University or with our partner institutions, and open the door to unique professional opportunities.

Columbia University’s outstanding graduate and professional schools provide Columbia Law students with the chance to participate in the life of a great research university. Through our dual degree programs at the university and joint degree programs with outstanding partner institutions, 1L and 2L students with interdisciplinary interests can further their intellectual exploration and career objectives by pursuing two degrees simultaneously. 

Our options include:

  • 10 dual degree programs with other graduate programs at Columbia University.
  • Joint degree program with the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. 
  • The option to design your own dual or joint degree program (contingent on approval from both schools).

This accelerated pathway saves time and money by allowing you to spend fewer semesters in residence at each school than normal.

If you have questions about our dual and joint degrees, please reach out to Jordan Carr, Associate Director for Academic Counseling.

If you have questions about the J.D./MBA programs specifically, please reach out to Timur Pakay, Director, Reuben Mark Initiative and J.D./MBA Programs.

Dual degree programs at Columbia University:


Joint degree programs:

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. (J.D./M.P.A.)

You can also submit a petition for the Law School to accept one term of full-time residency and up to 12 academic credits for coursework completed toward a graduate degree program at another graduate or professional school, provided the other school reciprocates.

Interested in broadening your horizons on a global scale? Explore our international dual degree programs and other select study abroad programs.