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Business Administration (MBA/JD Dual Degree) - MBA

The UNH School of Law, in conjunction with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH, offers a dual JD/MBA program for students seeking the benefits of both degrees. The integration of these two degrees enables students to graduate with a rich understanding of how legal and business issues are increasingly related in a complex global economy. The MBA/JD Dual Degree program admits students for the Fall Term only. JD students must apply during their first year of Law School in order to be eligible.

Application Information

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Applying to graduate school has never been easier! To complete your application, you will need:

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Application Deadline is June 1st. There are limited scholarships available. To be considered for these, students should apply early
  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Campus: JD offered in Concord and MBA offered in Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

Supplemental Materials: The Details

Transcripts:

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required

After you have submitted your online application and are assigned an UNH ID, visit our online Letter of Recommendation Request Form for instructions and to request letters from your chosen referees. Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Two of the three letters of recommendation must be from UNH Law faculty.

Test Scores: LSAT Required

LSAT scores required. Applicants should request that their LSAT scores be sent from UNH Law to the UNH Graduate School.

For general information about test scores required for admission into our programs please visit our Test Scores webpage.

Personal Statement:

Applicants to the MBA/JD program must provide answers to these specific questions: 1) Do you believe your college grades reflect your ability? Explain. 2) Describe a situation in which you have had to assume a significant responsibility. What effect did that situation have your personal development? 3) What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses and how do you expect graduate study to affect them? 4) Discuss your long range objectives and the ways in which your planning has been influenced by past academic or work experiences. Additionally, please discuss the anticipated benefits you hope to gain from graduate education. *Optional: Provide any additional information which you feel should be considered by the Admission Committee.

Once you have completed your statement, you can submit it:

  • Electronically, as part of the online application process (strongly recommended)
  • Via email to grad.docs@unh.edu
  • Mail a hard copy directly to our office (address at bottom of page)

Resume:

A current resume is required.

Additional Department Requirements:

In addition to the three letters of recommendation, a statement of support is required from Fran Canning (fran.canning@law.unh.edu), the UNH Law Assistant Dean for Students. Applicants are responsible for contacting Fran Canning at UNH Law to request this statement of support be emailed to grad.school@unh.edu.

Important Notes:

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the MBA program office for information on applying. Please visit the UNH School of Law Dual Degree webpage for JD/MBA Dual Degree Guidelines. Admission to the MBA/JD program requires pre-stipulation of a B (3.0) grade point average at the end of the first JD year. All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

Additional Details for International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to go through our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL (or equivalent) examination scores. Please note that TOEFL scores may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.