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Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs serve three purposes:

  1. Cross-disciplinary training ensures greater preparedness for a variety of career choices both in the law and on its periphery;
  2. Substantive knowledge gained in non-law fields broadens students' perspectives on legal problems; and,
  3. Dual qualifications heighten graduates' competitiveness in terms of employment opportunities and remuneration.

The dual degree programs available at Touro Law are:

The Touro J.D./M.B.A. allows you to focus on law school and then acquire the business skills needed to advance in the business of law, whether you plan to be a sole practitioner, practice corporate law, or advance to a partner role in a law practice. You save a year of study and tuition compared to a traditional MBA program. Law school students take a business track representing 12 credits of business related courses already in the law school curriculum and offered at the campus in Central Islip. Then the 3 semesters at the Touro Graduate School of Business in the heart of New York City’s financial district cover the core MBA curriculum.

J.D./M.S.W. State University of New York at Stony Brook
Offered by the School of Social Welfare, Health Sciences Center at State University of New York at Stony Brook, the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) promotes integration of the disciplines of law and social work.  The curriculum incorporates professional education in both fields, thereby addressing the relationships among legal doctrine, legal process, and social service.

The M.S.W. involves extensive clinical training and ordinarily requires 64 credits. Taken in conjunction with the J.D., the dual degree's load represents a savings of 24 credits, for a total of 128 credits (88 + 64 - 24). The specific allocation of cross-transfer credit between the two institutions is dictated by the site for supervision of the final thesis.