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Juris Doctor & Online Master of Business Administration

Widener Law Commonwealth and Widener University School of Business Administration in collaboration offer a juris doctor and online master of business administration (JD/Online MBA). This dual degree program allows students to simultaneously pursue graduate education in both law and business.

ADMISSION

Interested applicants must meet the qualifications for admission set forth by both Widener Law Commonwealth and the School of Business Administration.  JD/Online MBA applicants must also apply to the Widener University School of Business Administration.

Currently enrolled JD students may apply up to the third full-time semester or fourth part-time semester of law school provided they have achieved a minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average. The GMAT is waived for JD students meeting this criteria.

Currently enrolled MBA online students must take the LSAT; meet all law school admission criteria and character and fitness requirements; and enroll prior to completion of their last nine credits of qualifying MBA online coursework.


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The JD/Online MBA program requires credits be earned from both the Law School and School of Business Administration. The JD degree is an 88 credit program, while the MBA online program is a 33 credit program. Students admitted to the dual degree program will receive up to 9 credits toward the MBA online degree for qualifying coursework taken as part of the JD program, and 9 credits toward the JD degree for qualifying coursework taken as part of the MBA online program, thus resulting in a total reduction of 18 credits had the two degrees been pursued separately. No credit toward the JD degree can be given for MBA online courses taken prior to matriculation at Widener Law Commonwealth. The JD/Online MBA dual degree can be completed in four years of full-time study or five years of part-time study.



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