The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the College of Graduate Studies jointly offer students the opportunity to pursue both a J.D. and a M.S.E.S. (Master of Science in Environmental Science) in four years of full-time study. Because each college will grant credit for courses taken in the other college, students may complete the two degrees concurrently in less time than would be required to do the degrees sequentially. Students in this dual degree program must fulfill all specific course requirements for the J.D.; however, 10 semester hours from the College of Graduate Studies will be applied towards the 90 semester hours required for the J.D. degree.
Applicants who are not currently enrolled in either individual degree program must apply for admission to both programs independently. Students who enroll in this manner will spend their first year taking courses exclusively in the College of Law and their second year primarily in the College of Science, Department of Biological, Geological & Environmental Sciences. Students already enrolled in either individual degree program should contact Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, LB 130, 216/687-9264, to discuss a course of study. Law students seeking admission to the dual degree program should call the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences at (216) 687-2440 for information about the program and admissions procedures and will need to submit an application, available online (PDF) , to the College of Graduate Studies.