While undertaking law courses, the UCLA law student also undertakes courses in another UCLA graduate department, and the dual curriculum program has been approved by the two academic departments involved and the UCLA Graduate Division. Here, the normal degree requirements separately applicable in each department are modified by allowing a specified amount of credit to apply to both degrees and thereby reduce the time normally required if courses were taken in sequence. Joint degree students still need to satisfy the Professional Responsibility and SAW requirements, and must take a minimum of 64 semester units in regularly scheduled law class sessions. (See Section II(G)). The duration of the modification in normal degree requirements is contingent upon continued enrollment in, and ultimate satisfactory completion of, both curricular segments of the particular joint/concurrent degree program. Neither degree will be awarded until both sets of modified but independent degree requirements are satisfactorily completed. If, prior to joint/concurrent degree program completion, the student decides to withdraw from either curricular segment of the particular program but to remain in the other segment of the program, then the normal requirements for that segment's degree must be satisfied before the degree will be awarded. Students enrolled in these programs are entitled to dual registration status.
While undertaking law courses, the UCLA law student is also enrolled in and taking courses in another UCLA graduate program toward a separate graduate degree. The student must complete the full unit and resident study requirements for each degree; no credit overlap is permitted. Degrees earned are awarded independently and may be awarded at different times, subject only to the student's satisfactory completion of the particular degree requirements. Students in articulated degree programs are not currently entitled to dual registration status and must therefore enroll as law students and make collateral arrangements for the course work completed in the other graduate department. Students who wish to pursue an articulated degree program must submit a petition, along with supporting documents, to the Graduate Division.
Law students should attempt to gain admission to the other graduate department either just before, concurrent with, or soon after (during the first year of law study) gaining admission to the UCLA School of Law. Gaining admission to the other graduate department may occur, however, at any time prior to the time at which the requirements for the law degree are satisfied. Sound educational policy dictates, however, that the law student should become committed to and involved in the particular joint/concurrent or articulated degree program as soon as possible.
URIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES (M.A.)
(School of Law and African-American Studies Department)
2. JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (M.A.)
(School of Law and American Indian Studies [Interdepartmental])
3. JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (M.U.R.P.)
(School of Law and the Luskin School of Public Affairs/Department of Urban Planning)
URIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.)
(School of Law and the Anderson School of Management)
5. JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (M.P.H.)
(School of Law and School of Public Health)
6. JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY (M.P.P.)
(School of Law and the Luskin School of Public Affairs / Department of Public Policy)
7. JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE (M.S.W.)
(School of Law and the Luskin School of Public Affairs/Department of Social Welfare)
8. JURIS DOCTOR/Ph.D. IN PHILOSOPHY
(School of Law and Department of Philosophy)
Each joint degree program involving a master’s degree (but not the J.D./Ph.D.) must be completed by or before five years from the time the student initially attends classes in either graduate department involved in the particular joint degree program. Only departmentally approved leaves of absence or withdrawals may legitimately interrupt the normal academic progress toward the completion of joint degree requirements and such period of interruption shall be counted in the five year period.