Students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary study outside Georgetown Law’s established joint degree programs may, with the approval of the Director of J.D. Programs, pursue a concurrent graduate degree at another institution. Before registering for any concurrent coursework, a student must submit a written “Concurrent Degree Proposal Worksheet” to the Office of Academic Affairs and make an advising appointment to discuss the requirements for the J.D. degree and the plan for meeting those requirements concurrently with another graduate degree. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 202-662-9041 or to make an appointment or request a copy of the Concurrent Degree Proposal Worksheet.

If permission is granted, the Law Center will accept toward the J.D. degree a maximum of 6 credits earned after the first year of law school in a non-law graduate degree program. These credits will not count toward the 54 academic credits that all J.D. students must earn at the Law Center. Concurrent degree students will be charged a one-time $200.00 visiting away fee by the Law Center.

In order for the concurrent degree credits to be transferred, the student must arrange for an official copy of the concurrent degree transcript to be sent to the Law Center’s Office of the Registrar. The courses taken in the concurrent degree program are not listed on the student’s Law Center transcript and the grades earned in the concurrent degree program do not count toward the student’s Law Center cumulative grade point average. The J.D. degree will be conferred once all J.D. requirements are completed.