Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

The Graduate School

J.D./Ph.D. Program


405 Church Street

Evanston, IL 60208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

J.D./Ph.D. Program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The J.D./Ph.D. Program is open to a small number of students who intend to pursue an academic career and whose teaching and research will be enriched by both the J.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program is designed to allow students to complete both degrees more efficiently than they would through consecutive degree programs. Coursework requirements for both degrees typically take five years to complete. Additional time is usually required to complete the doctoral dissertation. Students should consult the specific degree requirements of the Law School and their graduate programs.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Small City

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