There are two application procedures depending on whether or not you are a current Foster MBA student.
Please note that only the GMAT is required for applicants to the joint JD/MBA degree starting in fall 2014.
Applicants, however, are welcome to sit for the LSAT. One consideration for applicants is that If they wish to
matriculate or transfer to any law school other than the University of Washington School of Law at any time,
students must take the LSAT.
For Foster MBA students who enrolled in 2014
To apply to the joint JD/MBA program, applicants must apply to the JD program through LSAC and register for the
Credential Assembly Service and pay the associated fees. On the JD application, you will indicate that you are applying
to the joint JD/MBA program.
For all other applicants
To apply to the joint JD/MBA degree, applicants must complete all of the requirements for the Foster MBA application.
1. Under the Program Information section, please select the option for the appropriate Business Administration –
Foster School of Business – Seattle program in which you are applying for. Please note that applicants to the joint JD/MBA
program are required to submit the JD/MBA Plans essay and upload it through the Graduate School application.
2. Though applicants will not be required to sit for the LSAT, applicants must still register for the Credential Assembly Service
through LSAC and pay the associated fees.
3. Applicants will also be required to submit their final official transcript from their degree-granting undergraduate institution to LSAC.
This transcript must reflect that the applicant received their bachelor’s degree before starting the JD portion of their degree.
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.