LMU Law Teams with other LMU Schools to Offer Dual JD/MBA Program and Joint JD/MPA Program

LMU Law offers Joint JD/MPA & Dual JD/MBA program

Law StudentThe Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) has teamed with the LMU School of Business and the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to offer a pair of dual degree programs - the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) and the JD/Master of Public Administration Degree Programs. Both programs will begin in May 2020.

“Successful degree candidates in either program would earn two advanced degrees simultaneously, giving them an extra edge to stand out in a crowded marketplace and increase their earning potential,” said Associate Dean for Enrollment Services Randy Mathews. “An MBA will deliver many of the skills needed to add value to a corporate legal department or operate a successful small business practice. An MPA prepares individuals to serve as managers in governments, nonprofits and more.”

Candidates in the JD/MBA program would complete the 90 credit-hour juris doctor program, which includes 67 credit hours of required courses and 23 credit hours of elective courses. The majority of those would be completed by attending class in person, although the American Bar Association (ABA) permits a limited number of courses to be offered through distance education. The LMU School of Business MBA program consists of 30 credit hours, including 24 required core credit hours and six elective credit hours, and can be completed fully online.

Candidates in the JD/MPA program would complete the requirements for the JD degree following the LMU Law curriculum. Additionally, they would complete 36 MPA credit hours, including 18 required credit hours and 18 elective hours. Unlike the JD/MBA program, students in the JD/MPA program may use up to 12 credit hours of coursework in approved JD elective courses to fulfill MPA program elective credit hours. The MPA program is fully online.

Candidates must apply to and qualify for each program separately. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other.

The LMU School of Business is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). LMU also offers a dual MBA degree option to osteopathic medical students at the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and veterinary medical students at the LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine. For more information about undergraduate and graduate programs in business at LMU call 423-869-6254.



The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU Law is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU Law, call 865.545.5303 or visit us online at Law.LMUnet.edu.

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