Prospective students will declare their intent to enroll in the joint degree with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Truett Seminary and the Associate Dean of the School of Law. Students will be required to make formal application to each academic unit.
A prospective student must make regular application for admission to, and be accepted by, both the Law School and the Seminary. Once admitted to both schools, the student will declare his or her intent to enroll in the joint degree with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Seminary and the Associate Dean of the School of Law. Applicants also may begin the coursework in one school before applying for admission to the other program so long as admission to the second program is obtained before completion of the work in the first.
Once admitted to both programs, joint degree students have some flexibility in scheduling their coursework in each school. Because it is generally in their best interest to take the bar examination immediately upon completing their JD degrees, most students will complete the requirements for their MDiv degrees prior to starting coursework for their JD degrees. Alternatively, they may choose to begin and complete the MDiv coursework between the second and third years of their JD coursework.