What will I learn?

The Juris Doctor and Master of Accounting dual degree offered through Saint Louis University School of Law and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business puts students at a substantial advantage over the competition in the job market.

The dual-degree program at SLU enables students to complete both degrees in significantly less time and expense than obtaining the degrees separately. Eighteen credit hours are cross-applied, bringing the total number of required credit hours from 121 to 103. Students have the advantage of learning from renowned professors in both schools and tapping into each school's respective alumni network, while receiving distinctive training rooted in service and ethical leadership.

Students in SLU's J.D./M.Acc. program enroll in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business the fall semester following completion of first-year core curriculum courses and complete the M.Acc. coursework in two sequential semesters. During each of these two semesters, students enroll in law courses relating to accounting, business, and/or the student's career goals, taken as business school electives. Students then use the remaining three semesters to complete the J.D. program.


A total of 82 credits are completed in SLU's School of Law; the School of Law will accept nine credits from the School of Business.

The total amount of credits completed in the School of Business would be 21 credits; the School of Business will accept nine credits from the School of Law.

Which department am I in?

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Study options

Full Time (103 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,160 per credit hour for Accounting, M.Acc.; USD $22,340 per semester for Law, J.D.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 24 August 2022


Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

3674 Lindell Boulevard,



63108, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis by the admissions committee as authorized by ABA Accreditation Standards Section 502. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

To ensure a successful academic experience at Saint Louis University, we require international applicants to demonstrate they are proficient in the English language by submitting scores from any one of the following standardized tests:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 80; Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) minimum score of 550; PTE minimum score of 54; Duolingo minimum score of 125.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University’s traditions are based in academics, ethics, spirituality and compassion.

  • Ranked 5th among best schools for making an impact
  • Ranked 26th in undergraduate teaching
  • Ranked 8th among top Catholic colleges in the United States
  • 97% of alumni are satisfied with their post-graduation paths