The Law School offers several joint-degree programs administered in cooperation with other Drake departments, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. These programs enable students to receive credit for certain courses in both programs, resulting in a substantial savings in time and money. In each case, separate applications must be filed for the Law School and the other participating school.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Business Administration (J.D./ M.B.A.)
Students considering careers in commercial or corporate law find this option useful. Both degrees can be completed in six semesters and two summers. The program is administered jointly by Drake Law School and Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Public Administration (J.D./M.P.A.)
This program, also administered cooperatively by Drake Law School and Drake’ s College of Business and Public Administration, combines legal studies with a multi-disciplinary professional education in public management and policy. This program can be completed in six semesters and two summers.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Arts in Political Science (J.D./M.A.)
This program is administered by Drake Law School in cooperation with the Iowa State University Department of Political Science. This combination of studies provides students with a firm understanding of law as well as the theories, concepts and tools of sophisticated political analysis that position them for a wide variety of career options.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (J.D./M.S.)
Students who combine the study of law and economics develop critical and analytical skills in both disciplines that can make them valuable to employers in business, financial institutions, labor and government. This program is administered jointly by Drake Law School and the Iowa State University Department of Economics and can be completed in six semesters and two summers.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.)
Students interested in family relations and working with low-income families find this option useful. Administered jointly by Drake Law School and the University of Iowa, whose courses are available in Des Moines, this program allows law students to receive up to nine credit hours for work in the Master of Social Work program.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Public Health (J.D./ M.P.H.)
This program, administered jointly by Drake Law School and Des Moines University College of Health Sciences, is a wonderful option for students interested in public health law. Graduates will be prepared to serve in a variety of settings, including federal health and human services agencies, state departments of public health, local boards of public health, public and private health care providers, private law firms, and public and private agencies and organizations devoted to health promotion and disease prevention.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Health Administration (J.D./M.H.A.)
This program, also administered jointly by Drake Law School and Des Moines University College of Health Sciences, combines legal studies with a multi-disciplinary professional education in health services administration and leadership. Graduates will be prepared to serve in a variety of positions, including executive and management positions at hospitals, academic medical centers, other health care providers, and health care payors.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Doctor of Pharmacy (J.D./PharmD)
Qualified students enrolled in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program may complete both the pharmacy degree and the JD degree requirements in eight years rather than the usual nine. Students typically begin the law program in the summer following the third year of the pharmacy program.
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Laws (J.D./LL.M.)
With the approval of the Program Director, candidates who have taken relevant courses at Drake Law School as part of their J.D. program (including students earning a J.D. from another ABA-accredited law school who visited Drake Law School for two semesters or participated in the summer programs sponsored by Drake Law School) may be permitted to apply up to nine (9) semester hours for credit toward the LL.M. degree.
Contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-44-DRAKE ext. 2782 for further information.