Law Degree? Medical Degree? Why Not Both? Indiana University Has a Plan
Indiana University students can graduate with medical and law degrees through a new joint degree program offered at the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Law- Indianapolis.
The joint degree program is yet another opportunity for students seeking to expand their career options.
“We are actively seeking opportunities that would benefit our students and many are interested in joint degrees,” said Paula Wales, Ph.D., interim associate dean for undergraduate medical education at the IU School of Medicine.
“The schools of law and medicine at IU have a long tradition of collaboration,” said Gary R. Roberts, Dean of the IU School of Law – Indianapolis. “The idea of combined degrees in law and medicine makes great sense for individuals interested in pursuing careers in public health, health policy and life sciences to name a few of the increased options.”
The J.D./M.D. degree program is available to IU students this fall. Students must complete national admissions tests for law and medical school and be admitted to each school individually. If the course work is completed in optimal time, the dual degrees can be awarded within six years of enrollment.
For additional information on the program, contact the law school’s Hall Center for Law and Health.