Through a partnership between Northeastern’s School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, you’ll earn an MBA and a JD (Juris Doctor) in this unique and dynamic dual-degree program. You’ll take advantage of a co-op, providing you meaningful work experience at the intersection of law and business. You’ll learn complicated legal concepts, solve real legal problems, and develop research, analysis, and writing, all while preparing to thrive in the rapidly changing business world.

Program Overview

  • Program structure: Full-time. This dual-degree program takes advantage of Northeastern’s School of Law co-op program, which provides students with three opportunities for real-world experiential learning. JD/MBA candidates must complete the first and last years of the program in the School of Law. The foundational business courses offered through the D’Amore-McKim School of Business may be taken during either the second or third year.
  • Time to complete: Four years

Unique Features

  • Earn two valuable graduate degrees in 45 months
  • Graduate with a year of full-time work experience in law
  • Boston location offers access to one of the most sophisticated legal markets in the United States
  • NU School of Law ranked #1 for practical training

Admissions

Requirements

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

School of Law admissions requirements

Applicants to the School of Law must submit their application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC.org).

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current 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 Law School Office of Admissions for more information.

D’Amore-McKim admissions requirements

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

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Classes begin in September.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs”.

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

D’Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

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.

*Candidates for the JD/MBA program must independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

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.”

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