What will I learn?

You can earn a terminal business degree from one of the top-ranked business schools in the nation and earn your law degree in just four years.

With the right combination of undergraduate business courses, you can map an accelerated path through Cincinnati Law's JD/MBA joint-degree program.

You'll spend the first year of the joint-degree program exclusively in Cincinnati Law, the second in the Lindner College of Business and the third and fourth years primarily finishing legal requirements in Cincinnati Law.

When it comes to studying the law, sometimes two can be better than one.

Maybe you have a double passion. Or maybe you see the power of combining legal expertise with skills in subjects as disparate as education and architecture, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Our three joint-degree programs allow students to complete their JDs while earning a Master’s Degree — in just 4 years. Not only can you shave a year of time and tuition off of your educational career, you can immerse yourself in complementary worlds of learning while expanding your post-graduation marketability.

Which department am I in?

College of Law

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $29,260 per year fee for JD and USD $31,926 per year fee for MBA

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

Application deadline

15 July 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Law

2540 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university. 3.0 undergraduate GPA or foreign equivalency. In cases where undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, student must take the GRE and score a 297 or higher

For international students

Applicants to the JD program must have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university by the time they enter law school.

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

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


About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of co-op learning and has led the world in applied experiential learning for over 200 years.

  • #1 public university for co-op and internships in the U.S.
  • Fantastic support for international students
  • Over 400 degree-programs, including a Pathway Program
  • Excellent safety track record and vibrant urban living

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