Joint JD-MBA Program

Lewis & Clark Law School and Portland State University Graduate School of Business are partnering to offer a joint JD/MBA degree. This program will allow qualified students to earn both a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School and an MBA from Portland State University on an accelerated schedule.

The joint degree program is designed for students interested in both business and the law. The program will allow students to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in as few as four years, rather than the typical five years. Students in the program will save a full year’s worth of tuition and expenses.

Designed for current students or applicants of the JD program at Lewis & Clark Law School, the preferred academic path is to complete at least the first year of their JD coursework before taking classes in the MBA program. Students may pursue admission into the MBA program concurrently with their law school application or during their first or second year of the JD program. Students in the joint program will spend three years at Lewis & Clark and one year at PSU. Portland State University will accept transfer credits from Lewis & Clark Law School’s business law curriculum to fulfill required credits in the MBA core curriculum. 

Lewis & Clark Law students will not be required to take the GMAT exam but will be required to show math proficiency with their application to the Graduate School of Business at PSU. Acceptance in the MBA program is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 2.75 at Lewis & Clark Law School. Undergraduate requirement of 3.0 GPA. Financial aid will be administered from each school respectively. Students may only receive financial aid from one school during any academic year. 

Learn more about the program and how to apply

Learn more about students who completed the program

For more information please contact:

Richard Adams, Assistant Director, Center for Business Law & Innovation

(503) 768-6677