Dual Degree Programs
Liberty University School of Law exists to equip future leaders in law with a superior legal education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures. The dual degree programs with Liberty University prepare students for desired specializations that are natural corollaries to the study of law. This enhances the law graduate’s ability to integrate their gifts, skills and interests into an expanding world.
Dual Degree Programs
The following Liberty University degree programs are available for dual enrollment to qualified applicants who are students pursuing the J.D. program at Liberty University School of Law or alumni of the Liberty University School of Law. The master’s level programs will recognize, under certain circumstances, advanced standing or will accept select law school courses to meet certain academic requirements. See the section below on Admission Requirements for more information.
School of Law Degree Sequencing
To pursue non-law courses in the dual degree programs during fall and spring semesters requires approval of the School of Law’s Registrar and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
A Liberty Law student is able to pursue the non-law courses in a dual degree during Liberty University’s winter sessions and summer sessions.
First-year law students are not permitted to take non-JD courses. It is the purview of the administration to limit a dual-degree participant’s academic load while actively pursuing a J.D. if the current course load hinders the participant’s course of study in the J.D. For further questions about the sequencing of a dual degree program see the School of Law’s Registrar and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The dual degree programs are available for enrollment to students pursuing the J.D. program in the Liberty University School of Law or alumni of the Liberty University School of Law. The applicant must apply to and be accepted by the appropriate Liberty University Graduate School entity having met all that school’s admission requirements for the non-J.D. degree. As each department will have a distinct set of admission requirements, consult the School of Law’s Registrar for details on specific criteria. The applicant makes application for a particular dual degree through the School of Law’s Registrar.
Current Liberty University School of Law students pay a flat fee for fall and spring semester classes. This currently includes non-J.D. courses taken in one of the dual degree programs up to an 18-hour cap. Taking non-J.D. courses during a fall and/or spring semester requires approval from the School of Law’s Registrar and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Students enrolled in non-J.D. courses during the winter and/or summer terms will pay the tuition rate for the non-J.D. dual degree program as published in the Expenses and Financial Policy section of this Catalog. Courses taken during the winter and/or summer terms are not covered by the School of Law tuition rate.
Delivery Format: Online Only
Delivery Format: Residential and Online
For more information on program requirements, program learning outcomes, and course descriptions, please see the respective sections of this Catalog for the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Behavioral Sciences, Alton W. and Lois H. Overton Graduate School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Education, or Helms School of Government.