Joint Degree Programs
A RWU joint degree program offers a unique opportunity to build a specialized niche while earning two degrees in a shortened amount of time. We offer four joint degree programs at Roger, as well as two in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI).
- Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
- Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Cybersecurity
- Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Joint Degrees in Partnership with URI
- Juris Doctor/Master of Marine Affairs
- Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources
Admission Requirements and Policy
Applicants must apply to and be accepted into each program separately. Typically, a law student interested in a joint degree would apply to the relevant program at the end of their first year of law school.
Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both institutions.
A student matriculated in either the JD or MS program could apply to the other institution in order to pursue the dual degree prior to the end of the first year of study.
For questions regarding joint degree programs, use the contact information below:
School of Law Admissions
Michael W. Donnelly-Boylen
Associate Dean for Enrollment & Strategic Initiatives
Stephanie Picolo Manzi, Ph.D.
Office: CAS 147
Phone: (401) 254-3369
Jeremy C. Wells, Ph.D.
Office: AR 233
Phone: (401) 254-5213
Labor Relations and Human Resources
Professor of Law
Phone: (401) 254-4607
Director, Marine Affairs Institute
and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
Phone: (401) 254-5734
Professor Austin Becker
Department of Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island
Coastal Institute Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm 213
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 874-4192