Joint Degree Programs
Stanford Law offers two types of joint degree—JD/Master's and JD/PhD—in 20 subject areas.
Our JD/Master's programs are ideal for students who plan to practice law after graduation, though they may also be helpful for students interested in an academic career. Most JD/Master's degrees can be completed in three years, although several may take longer, depending on the specific master's degree.
Students interested in an academic career—or those seeking greater depth in another discipline—may want to consider a JD/PhD. The length of time required for these degrees varies depending how long it takes to complete a dissertation, but under Stanford Law's innovative programs, the typical JD/PhD can be completed in anywhere from 18 months to two years less time than required anywhere else. More important, a Stanford JD/PhD can be completed at one–third the cost of a similar joint degree anywhere else.
Established Joint Degrees