Whether you want to play a transformative role in health care reform or become a leader in the management consulting industry, this program will give you a unique perspective on how organizations operate and how they interact with the law. You’ll develop a versatile set of negotiating and analytical skills that will give you a competitive edge as a corporate lawyer, public policymaker or entrepreneur.
Both the School of Law and the School of Business believe in collaborative, hands-on approaches to mastering their respective disciplines. You’ll spend time honing your leadership and critical thinking skills in group work and mock trials. You’ll also learn to work with real clients and apply your legal and business knowledge in our clinics and externships, where you can get practical experience by representing clients from the local community in disputes with the IRS and providing other services. You can also gain a global perspective through the School of Business' experiential learning trips to Asia, Europe and South America.
Beginning on your first day, you’ll receive as much support as you need, through services such as our Day One mentoring program, which pairs you with a faculty mentor as well as a second- or third-year law student for guidance. The vast alumni networks of both schools will also be valuable assets during your search for externships and jobs. Our alumni are working at a variety of prominent firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and GE, and are active in Quinnipiac’s various career fairs and recruiting events.
Forty-six credits are normally required for the MBA, and 86 are normally required for the JD. However, the joint degree program requires only 34 business credits and 77 law credits, a saving of 21 credits. A student in the joint program may not obtain either degree until the requirements for both have been met.
Each school will asssist in adapting the program to the needs and interests of the enrolled student by approving schedules and joint credits for courses. Students may attend either full-time or part-time.
We operate under a rolling-admission system, but suggest submitting your application by March 1 for priority fall admission and scholarship consideration.
Candidates for the Dean’s Fellows full-tuition awards should apply by February 1.
To enroll in the joint degree program, a student must file separate applications to and be accepted by both the School of Law and the School of Business. Students may begin at either school.
It is possible for students who have not yet completed their degree requirements for one program to apply to the other school to be considered for a joint degree.
Admissions for these programs are handled separately, but a student should inform both admissions offices of an interest in pursuing the joint degree. The earlier you are accepted into both programs and declare pursuit of both degrees, the more beneficial the joint degree program is in the practical savings of time and credits.
Students accepted into the School of Law are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Upon admission to the joint degree program, the enrolled student must meet with the Director of the MBA program and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Law for academic counseling.
The most important factors considered are:
- Undergraduate scholastic record
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
We also weigh factors such as:
- Applicant's personal statement
- Letters of recommendation
- Advanced degrees
- Life and work experience
- Extracurricular activities
- Applicant’s ability to enhance the diversity of perspectives represented in our student body
Quinnipiac University School of Law supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
Please reach out to us with questions about the application process.
Phone: 203-582-3400 or 1-800-462-1944
Mail: Quinnipiac University School of Law
Office of Admissions (LW-ADM)
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518