To apply to the UW Law-Foster School of Business joint J.D./M.B.A. degree, students must complete
the application procedures for both programs independently. The admissions policies and procedures
for each School are below:
Please note, the LSAT is not required for students pursuing the joint J.D./M.B.A. program starting in 2014.
However, please contact the UW School of Law Office of Admissions & Financial Aid for specific instructions for other requirements.
The joint J.D./M.B.A. degree is an accelerated curriculum program. Students are encouraged to start the MBA core courses during their first year under the program and start their J.D. curriculum in their second year. In the third and fourth years of instruction, students will complement their studies with additional required courses and elective course offerings in areas of international business, finance, and tax law.
Though most students will complete their joint J.D./M.B.A. degree in four years, students may accelerate their studies by pursuing summer coursework. This allows students to prepare for the February bar examination in most jurisdictions.
Each student in the joint J.D./M.B.A. degree program will be assigned faculty mentors. The mentorship
program is to assist students in course and career planning during the students’ time at the University
of Washington. At the School of Law, Assistant Dean and Professor Sean O’Connor will serve as a mentor;
and at the Foster School of Business, Assistant Dean Dan Poston will serve this role.
The J.D./M.B.A. degree provides students and graduates with the flexibility in both the corporate and legal
markets. The Center for Professional & Leadership Development at the School of Law and the Career Services
office at Foster provide guidance, coaching, and support for students embarking in their careers. For additional
information, please visit the following:
How will tuition work?
Tuition rate is determined by the number of credits students take each quarter. The applicable department's tuition rate applies when the student takes more than 3 credits for that department or college. If they are equal, then the higher rate applies.
Do I need to apply to both schools?
Yes, students must apply for admission separately to both programs. Members of the admissions committees from each school review the application.
Do I need to take the GMAT and LSAT?
Candidates are required to submit only the GMAT score; the LSAT is not required to those students only applying to the J.D./M.B.A. concurrent program.