Today's organizations need lawyers with a command of business issues and business leaders who can set legally sound strategies. By earning your JD/MBA dual degree, you'll position yourself to follow either path, learning to work confidently and knowledgeably in the spaces where business and law intersect. And by earning your dual degree from Northeastern, you'll be thoroughly prepared to navigate a digital-first, tech-driven business world, powering your learning with one-of-a-kind experiences that other schools can't match.

Program Overview

  • Program structure: Full-time study including three legal co-ops
  • Dual Degree: You'll earn a JD from the School of Law and an MBA from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Friday
  • Time to complete: Less than four years

JD/MBA dual degree | Program timeline*

*Timeline will be effective beginning fall 2021. This illustration of one way the program may be completed. Other timelines may be possible. If you're a current student, please consult your JD and MBA advisor for more information.

Unique Features


legal co-ops to build unparalleled experience


Law school for practical training (National Jurist, 2021)


Among Full-Time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

  • Earn two valuable degrees simultaneously—a substantial savings of time and money
  • Gain three semesters of full-time professional experience through the Northeastern School of Law, making a real professional impact and exploring diverse practice areas
  • Specialize your degree with two in-demand business concentrations from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business—or add expertise in another professional area by choosing one of our unique interdisciplinary MBA x concentrations
  • Access personalized career guidance from your dedicated advisor in the School of Law career development office
  • Study and work in Boston, one of America's largest and most sophisticated legal markets and home to top international firms

Meet Our Students

“Getting a dual degree from D'Amore-McKim sets you apart… with this specific degree, you can say you have real-world experience, that you understand business concerns, and that you know how to solve problems from a multitude of angles.”


Application order

You'll need to independently apply and gain admission to Northeastern Law and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. You'll enroll first in Northeastern Law before seeking admission to the D'Amore-McKim School of Business during either your first or second year of law school.

Northeastern Law admissions requirements

Applicants to the Northeastern Law must submit their application through the Law School Admission Council.

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Resumé
  • Academic transcripts
  • LSAT scores*
  • One letter of recommendation (a second letter is optional)
  • You may also choose to provide a response to one of our three optional essay topics

*Applicants to the JD/MBA dual degree program may submit GRE/GMAT scores in lieu of the LSAT. Contact the Northeastern Law Office of Admissions for more information.

D'Amore-McKim School of Business additional admissions requirements

  • Essay/personal statement
  • One additional letter of professional recommendation
  • Interview (by invitation)

Where do I apply? Learn more here.


School of Law 2023 application dates

You must apply and gain admission independently to both Northeastern Law and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. You'll enroll first in Northeastern Law before seeking admission to the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

Early decision
The School of Law offers a binding early decision (ED) program to students whose first choice is Northeastern. You must sign a form to confirm you intend to apply early decision and not early action, and if granted admission, will immediately withdraw all outstanding applications. When you apply early decision, you'll receive a decision by December 31. To be reviewed for early decision, your application must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is in November. Once admitted, you'll be required to submit an enrollment deposit by January 15.

Early action
When you apply early action, you'll receive a decision by mid-February. To be reviewed for early action, your application must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is in November.

Regular decision
When you complete your application by the March 1 regular decision deadline, you'll receive a decision by mid-April. You must take the LSAT no later than February. You're welcome to submit applications after March 1; however, applications received after the March 1 deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis throughout the spring and summer.

2023 Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 9Jan. 19September
Jan. 24Mar. 15September
Mar. 21*May 25September
 Apr. 20Jun. 15September
*March 21 deadline is the final deadline for international candidates who require a new F-1 visa

Northeastern University's Student Financial Services website is your best resource for the most current and comprehensive information to help prepare you financially.

To view tuition rates, please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and find the cost per credit for the current academic year listed next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

There are a number of resources to help you finance your Northeastern graduate education, and the Student Financial Services team is here to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page.

Once you are a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions, point you to resources and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

You'll need to apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business independently.


In your first year of law school, you'll take required courses that explore significant cases and precedents—and you'll develop your lawyer's mindset, learning to think and write analytically. You'll proceed to upper-curriculum courses where you'll choose from a diverse list of practice areas, including intellectual property, healthcare, criminal law, and privacy.

During your second or third year in the program, you'll study at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. You'll choose either two business concentrations or our MBA x option, which is a combination of one business specialty and one non-business specialty taught in another Northeastern professional college. MBA x is a unique opportunity to fuse your law and business education with graduate-level skills in another field, such as data visualization or information ethics.

Co-op through Northeastern Law

When it comes to encouraging students to learn by doing, there's simply no place like Northeastern. Through three immersive experiences, make meaningful contributions to your host firm and be able to see your classroom learnings make a difference in real-time. You'll build the confidence to take the next step in your career and the experience and credentials to get there.

Your three legal co-ops will provide you the necessary legal experience to ensure you graduate with an impressive resume. You may have the opportunity to work at a law firm, international or government agency, legal services or advocacy organization, public defender office, union, corporation, or federal or state court in Boston, throughout the United States, or abroad. Depending on your placement, you may interview witnesses, research and write legal briefs, or represent clients in court.

Concentrations through D'Amore-McKim: You can choose up to two

Become a knowledgeable manager of assets for individuals or institutions, building your expertise in capital allocation, valuation, and risk management.

Forge a path for yourself as an innovative business leader in the complex and rapidly evolving biotechnology industry where the work has the potential to be lifesaving.

The ability to analyze and present information so that it can be clearly understood by your audience is a critical leadership skill. You'll gain a firm grasp on best practices for information visualization and delivery systems-based on a deep understanding of the principles of human cognition.

Learn to lead with a knowledge base in experience design. This concentration will give you the chance to learn the tools, technologies, and processes for developing prototypes; and develop an understanding of human motivations and expectations.

Gain an understanding of the framework for analyzing and designing games based on a wide range of disciplines. You'll synthesize tools and theories from psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies, data analytics, biometrics, and other relevant fields to help you learn to design digital gaming environments that satisfy the user.

Deliver a message that moves your audience—no small feat in today's fast-changing digital world. You'll develop strategies for communicating a powerful message across a range of platforms via sound storytelling and design.

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