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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:

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.

J.D./M.B.A. with LIU-Post
J.D./M.B.A. degrees prepare students for challenging careers in law offices, corporations, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and consulting firms. Offered by the College of Management's School of Business at LIU-Post, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) supplements the J.D. with a strong theoretical grounding in the principles of business administration.
The total credits for completion of the M.B.A. varies according to the amount, if any, of advanced standing granted for undergraduate work, but the maximum number of credits required is 48. Since the J.D. ordinarily requires 88 credits, someone receiving the degrees separately would complete a total of 136 (88 J.D. credits and 48 M.B.A. credits). For a dual degrees candidate, the reciprocal transfer (9 credits in each direction) reduces the combined credit total to no more than 118.