Master of Divinity (MDiv) Juris Doctor Joint Degree | Pittsburgh, Pa.
In 1983, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the School of Law at Duquesne University established a joint degree program leading to the Master of Divinity and Juris Doctor (JD) degrees. Graduates of the program are expected to work in a wide array of professional tasks, such as law firms specializing in serving religious institutions as clients, church boards and agencies, and parish ministries of various kinds.
MDiv/JD Joint Degree Requirements
Due to the nature of the professional requirements of the practice of law and ministry, neither the Seminary nor the School of Law can surrender any of their required courses. However, while separate completion of both degrees would normally take six years, the joint program allows for the completion of both degrees in five years by permitting work done in one institution to count for credit in the other institution. Each school may award elective credits for courses taken at the other institution. Admission is determined separately by each institution.