Joint Degree Programs

University of Maine School of Law
University of Southern Maine School of Business

Joint JD and MBA Degree Program

Maine Law offers a joint degrees program combining the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with the University of Southern Maine's School of Business, which is accredited by AACSB International.

Program Highlights

  • Students complete two degrees in four years instead of five years.
  • Separate admission to the programs is required. Applicants will need to take the LSAT for admission to the Law School and the GMAT for admission to the School of Business.
  • The MBA program partners with the business community and emphasizes the skills needed to inform and guide organizational change. Students develop cross-functional business solutions to "real-world" problems and cultivate a broad critical perspective, interpersonal skills, and the analytical tools of management.
  • Both the J.D. and the MBA programs emphasize an appreciation of the international and ethical contexts of professional practice.

For additional J.D. program information contact the Admissions Office of the University of Maine School of Law at (207) 780-4341 or lawadmissions@maine.edu.

For additional MBA program information contact the School of Business at (207) 780-4184 or mba@usm.maine.edu.

Law and Public Policy Joint Degree Programs

Offered with the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service

  • JD/MCP in Community Planning and Development
  • JD/MS in Health Policy and Management
  • JD/MA in Public Policy and Management

Maine Law, in conjunction with the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, offers three joint degrees programs combining law and public policy: Juris Doctor (JD) and the Master's Degree in Public Policy and Management (MA.), Health Policy and Management (MS.), or Community Planning and Development (MCP).

Through teaching, research, and public service, both Maine Law and the Muskie School educate leaders, inform policy and practice, and strengthen civic life.

Program Highlights

  • Complete two degrees in four years instead of five.
  • Students develop individual academic plans with the assistance of faculty advisors and the Joint Degrees Committee.
  • Separate admission to the programs is required. LSAT scores are required for the Law School and GRE scores are required for the Muskie School.

For specific information about procedures and policies for admission to the programs, please contact both:

University of Maine School of Law
Admissions Office
246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
207.780.4341
lawadmissions@maine.edu
http://mainelaw.maine.edu/
Muskie School of Public Service
Coordinator of Student Affairs
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
207.780.4430
rconly@usm.maine.edu
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu

Although prospective students may complete the two admissions processes in consecutive years or simultaneously, entrance to one program does not in any way ensure admission to the other.