What will I learn?

The dual degree candidate must choose to pursue both degrees by the end of the third or fourth semester in law school and must meet admission requirements for the M.S. degree. Students in the dual degree program cannot take any courses outside the School of Law during their first year. Typically, if all prerequisites are met, both degree programs can be finished in a maximum of four and one-half years, including summer sessions. Separate applications for the J.D. and M.S. portions of the dual degree are required. LSAT scores that are satisfactory for admission to the School of Law will eliminate the requirement that the student take the GRE.

The dual degree program is designed principally for the student with an interest in intellectual property law in the area of biotechnology. A candidate for the J.D./M.S. in biotechnology may credit up to 12 non-law hours of approved courses toward the J.D. degree, and 12 law hours may be credited toward the M.S. degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Maximum of four and one-half years)

Tuition fees
US$15,693.00 per year
USD $15,693 for master degree; USD $38,664 for JD

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 13 January 2021

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Texas Tech University,

LUBBOCK,

Texas,

79409, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have already earned a Bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education at the Master's or Doctoral level.

For international students

The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - The minimum TOEFL score required is 79.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60.

Cambridge C2 Proficiency Test (Cambridge CPE) - The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is a score of 180 or above.

Cambridge C1 Advanced Proficiency Test (Cambridge CAE) - The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is a score of 175 or above.

Application Deadlines: Applications should be submitted by January 15th for fall and June 15th for spring semester.

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