The Department of Economics offers dual degree Ph.D./J.D. programs with the School of Law. The Ph.D. requires 72 points of coursework, of which 12 Law School points will be accepted. Up to 12 points of Graduate School credit will also be counted toward the J.D. degree. The joint degree, therefore, requires a total of 131 points (71 at the School of Law and 60 at the Graduate School of Arts and Science). Because some of the credits earned in each program will count toward the other degree, it is possible to complete the course requirements for both degrees in five years of full-time study.
Those interested in this dual degree must apply to and be accepted by both New York University School of Law and New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, either simultaneously or during the first year of study at the Law School.