Howard University

J.D./M.B.A. Program

JD/MBA Program Information

The J.D./M.B.A. is a four-year, full-time program offered jointly by the School of Law and the School of Business. To receive the J.D./M.B.A. degree, a student must complete a total of 105 semester hours, including all of the separate course requirements for both the J.D. and M.B.A. programs. Of the 105 semester hours, the candidate must complete 66 in the School of Law and must complete 39 in the School of Business. If a student wishes to apply to the joint JD/MBA program he/she must submit an application to the law school office of admissions by the application deadline.

When the candidate has successfully completed the program, the respective schools confer the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees simultaneously. Additionally, a Joint Program Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program. Applicants must apply and meet the independent admission criteria for each school.

Deadline for Receipt of all materials is March 15. Please ensure that you indicate on your application that you want to be considered for the dual degree program. IMPORTANT, a student should send GMAT scores DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FOR PROCESSING.

Applicants are required to submit an application online. You may apply on-line at JD/MBA Online Application

Please note: To be considered for the dual degree of a JD/MBA, the applicant must meet the requirements of both schools. Please see the link below which details the MBA program requirements.

Click Here to View the MBA Requirements for Admission

The following represents a sample curriculum of course to complete the dual degree:

Applying for the JD/MBA Dual Degree Program

a) Prospective students must apply to and be accepted into both the J.D. and the M.B.A. programs. Each application must be made separately according to the requirements of the School of Law and the School of Business.

(b) The specific requirements for applying to the School of Law and the School of Business are as follows:

School of Business
Graduate from an undergraduate institution
Complete the GMAT
Submit all required documents to the School of Business:

  • College Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation Complete College-Level Calculus Course

School of Law
Graduate from an undergraduate institution
Complete the LSAT
Submit all required documents to the School of Law:

  • College Transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

(c) Current J.D. students are not eligible to apply for the M.B.A. program if they have completed more than 51 J.D. credits. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. Consequently, students are urged to begin to consider the J.D./M.B.A. dual degree program during their 1L year. Moreover, current J.D. students should apply no later than the Fall of their 2L year.

If a student intends to apply to the joint JD/MBA program he/she must submit the following required documentation to the office of admissions by the application deadline.

For the JD/MBA use the following checklist to insure that all materials are submitted timely:

• LSAT/LSDAS Report
• GMAT Scores
• Personal Statement
• College Certification
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendations
• Any addendum required explaining any academic or disciplinary action
• Undergraduate Transcript
• Statement of Interest for the MBA program
• TOEFL (for international students from non-English speaking countries)
• Resume


Qualifications beyond Completion of Law School to Practice Law in the United States
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.” http://www.ncbex.org/











updated: December 2, 2015