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Admission to this joint-degree program is ordinarily granted either prior to attending the Katz School of Business and the School of Law or during the first year of study in the law school. In exceptional cases and with permission, however, students may apply to the MBA/JD program after completing the second year of law school. Occasionally, a student will begin studies in the Katz School before applying to the MBA/JD program. Such students may apply to the joint-degree program during their first semester of study.
One major advantage is that what would normally take five years (two of MBA, three of law) is reduced to 3.5 years. This means substantial savings in time and money. Katz can make this possible because it offers an 11-month MBA program.
To be enrolled in this joint-degree program, applicants must submit separate applications and be admitted both to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and to the Katz School. A separate joint-degree program application must be completed and a copy sent to each school. GMAT and LSAT scores are required for all applicants.
Applications to the joint-degree program can be found at either school.
Students enrolled in a joint-degree program are required to fulfill the degree requirements of both administering schools as modified by participation in the joint-degree program.
Upon formal admission to MBA/JD program, a student must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive the MBA portion of the joint-degree:
The structuring of students' programs will be flexible. A student may start in either school. The only requirement is that the first year in the School of Law must be taken in its entirety, with no outside courses. A variety of program sequences are possible, depending on the individual student's preferences and needs.
Transition Module: August
Year One, Fall Term - 18 credits
Year One, Spring Term - 18 credits
Final Term of MBA/JD program - 3 credits
Candidates must complete each school's application in addition to a joint-degree program application. GMAT and LSAT scores are required for all applicants.
Law School Admission Council
Newtown, PA 18940-0998
LSAT: Register online
P.O. Box 6101
Princeton, NJ 08541-6101
GMAT: Register online
Contact us for further information:
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
School of Law
204 Barco Law Building
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Director, MBA Admissions
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
276 Mervis Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260