McGeorge offers dual degree programs, in which — with advance approval — graduate credit earned in one program is accepted toward the degree from the other program.

Dual Degree Programs

Enhance your career with a dual JD/Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. Our MPP is the first of its kind to be offered at a law school and will enhance your legal education with rigorous policy and leadership education that gives students the knowledge and skills to address complex social issues. McGeorge's MPP:

  • Emphasizes policy analysis, design, and creation.
  • Prepares you to effectively respond to public policy issues through policy analysis and evaluation.
  • Develops competencies in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

McGeorge School of Law offers a dual JD/EMBA with the College of Business at California State University, Sacramento. This dual degree program enhances your legal education with the business acumen and network necessary to advance to leadership positions or succeed on your own. The new program will help students build complementary skill sets and pursue the numerous business, law, and business opportunities in Sacramento. 

Policies and Disclosures

Students must be admitted separately to McGeorge and to the school that will confer the Master's degree. Admittance to McGeorge's JD program does not guarantee admission by the other school. Similarly, admittance to the school conferring the Master's degree does not guarantee admission to the McGeorge JD program.

Students who want to pursue a joint degree should consult with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs regarding their planned course of study. Please schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Affairs at your earliest stages of planning.

To be accepted by McGeorge as elective credit toward the JD unit requirements, the credit (1) must be for graduate level courses, and (2) must have been earned concurrently between initial matriculation and graduation from McGeorge.

Occasionally, a student may be interested in pursuing a Master's degree in an area in which a joint degree program is not available, such as history, international relations, or social work. The student should consult with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to determine if any credit for the Master's program coursework would be accepted by McGeorge. Upon approval of a written proposal, up to 6 units of credit may be accepted toward the JD degree.

An official transcript of completed Master's course work to be accepted toward the JD degree must be furnished to the Registrar; only the number of units (not grades) accepted are reflected on the McGeorge transcript.


For questions regarding admission to the JD program, please contact JD Admissions.

For questions regarding admission to the MPP program, please contact McGeorge MPX Programs.

For questions regarding admission to the CSUS College of Business EMBA program, please contact CSUS College of Business.