Dual and Joint Degree Programs

Stetson University College of Law provides the following programs for students to pursue two degrees simultaneously:

J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy

Stetson University College of Law offers a J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy joint-degree program, allowing qualified students the opportunity to earn both a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in advocacy from Stetson in as little as three years.

Students in Stetson University’s new program will save a semester of full-time study by applying up to 12 hours of prescribed J.D. courses towards the LL.M. degree, allowing them to complete the LL.M. degree in less than six months by taking an additional 12 hours of LL.M. coursework. Students will be able to take all 12 credits in one semester, or may opt to complete the program on a part-time basis, provided that a student must complete the LL.M. program (12 credits) in no more than 2 years.

To learn more about the new joint-degree program, visit J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy or contact the Office of Admissions and Student Financial Planning at 727-562-7802 or lawadmit@law.stetson.edu. For more information about advocacy at Stetson University College of Law, visit www.stetson.edu/advocacy.

J.D./LL.M. Exchange Program in Ireland or England

Students who are selected to spend a full academic year in the foreign exchange program in Dublin, Ireland or in Norwich, England, may earn an LL.M. degree from the University College Dublin's Sutherland School of Law or University of East Anglia Law School, respectively, upon successful completion of a a year of academic work including a thesis. Students may choose to specialize their Dublin LL.M. in one of five concentrations or their English LL.M. in one of seven concentrations.

Stetson J.D. students typically participate in this program during their second year of full-time study, and there are no language requirements. Students may choose to complete a general LL.M. from University College Dublin, or they may specialize in international commercial law, European law and public affairs, international human rights, IP and IT law, or criminology and criminal justice.  At the University of East Anglia, students choose from one of following options: international commercial and business law, information technology and intellectual property law, international commercial and competition law, media law, policy and practice, international trade law, employment law, or a general LL.M.

For more information, please contact Kristen Cohen in the International Programs Office at kcohen@law.stetson.edu.


Students who complete the J.D./M.B.A. dual-degree program receive both an M.B.A. degree from the Stetson University School of Business Administration and a J.D. degree from the College of Law.

Students in the program enjoy a significant savings in required course work. Both degrees can be completed within three years, including one summer.

Information on the J.D./M.B.A. program and an application for admission can be found at http://www.stetson.edu/business/mba/jd-mba-program.php.


The J.D./M.P.H. dual-degree program is operated in cooperation with the University of South Florida College of Public Health. Students who complete the program will receive a J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law and an M.P.H. degree from the University of South Florida.

Students enroll in the program enjoy a significant savings in required course work. Both degrees can be completed within four years. Students must apply separately to Stetson's J.D. program and USF's M.P.H. program, and all admission requirements for both programs must be satisfied (including LSAT and GRE requirements). On both applications, students must indicate that they are applying for the J.D./M.P.H. dual-degree program.

An application for admission to the USF's M.P.H. program can be found at http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/degreereqs.html. Any questions concerning the requirements for admission to the USF degree should be directed to Michelle Robinson.

Information and an application for admission to Stetson's J.D. program can be found in How to Apply or by contacting Stetson's admissions office at 727-562-7802.