Juris Doctor in Law/Master's in Psychology
Dual Degree Program
The University of Denver's College of
Law and Department of Psychology have designed a program for students
who wish to obtain both a Juris Doctor degree in Law and a Master's degree
in Psychology. The two degrees are pursued concurrently, with the exception
that the first year is devoted to coursework in the College of Law.
Students wishing to pursue two degrees concurrently must make separate
application to both the College of Law and the Department of Psychology
for admission to their respective programs. The College of Law requires
submission of LSAT scores as part of the admission procedure. The Department
of Psychology requires Graduate Record Examination scores. Students may
apply to the dual degree program prior to beginning either program or
after work has begun in one of the programs, but a student cannot apply
to the dual degree program after either degree has been completed.
Dual degree candidates who wish to obtain an M.A. in Psychology and a
J.D. should apply to the "Psychology M.A. and Law Dual Degree"
program indicated on the Psychology Department's Personal Data Sheet.
Note: because this is a Masters program, students in this program are
not typically eligible for financial support from the department.
The College of Law will accept 15 quarter hours of approved coursework
in Psychology as part of the 130 quarter hours required for the J.D. The
Department of Psychology will accept 10 quarter hours of approved Law
courses as part of the minimum of 45 quarter hours required for the M.A.
in Psychology. All candidates for the M.A. in Psychology must also complete
a thesis. The thesis is typically of an empirical nature although one
of a purely theoretical nature is not excluded.
Students who wish to pursue concurrently a Juris Doctor degree in Law
and a Ph.D. in Psychology must first complete the dual degree Master's
Program and then apply to one of the Ph.D. programs in the Department
of Psychology (i.e., Child Clinical, Developmental, Cognitive, Social,
or Quantitative/Methodology). However, admission to one of the Ph.D. programs
is not guaranteed by admission to the dual degree Master's Program.
Students interested in applying to the Dual Degree Program should write
to both the College of Law and the Department of Psychology for further