College of Law

Joint Degree in Law + Engineering

Earn your law and engineering graduate degrees in an accelerated period of study, generally four years. This joint degree program is designed for law students interested in pursuing careers within technology-driven fields.


The program is jointly administered by the College of Law and the College of Engineering. You must apply and be admitted separately to each college. Academic advising is provided by each college in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies. The decision to admit or not to admit is based solely on each college's selection criteria. The College of Engineering will accept your GRE or LSAT score. An undergraduate degree in engineering or its equivalent is required. Students with a non-engineering undergraduate degree may be asked to complete engineering prerequisites.

Tuition & Scholarships

If you enroll in both colleges in any semester, the highest tuition rate will apply to all credit hours taken. We encourage you to explore how a joint degree may impact your financial aid or scholarships. College of Law scholarship funds cannot be used to cover coursework outside of the law school.

Integrated Curriculum

Juris Doctor

The College of Law requires the successful completion of 89 credit hours to earn your J.D. degree. You may apply up to 12 credit hours completed in the College of Engineering toward this requirement. For an engineering master's degree course to qualify for credit toward your J.D. degree, you must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better. Under American Bar Association guidelines, College of Engineering courses must be taken after enrollment in the College of Law to be eligible for credit toward your J.D. degree.

Engineering Master's Degree

You may apply up to 12 credit hours of approved, upper-level courses in the College of Law toward requirements for an engineering master's degree listed below. For a law course to qualify for credit toward your engineering master's degree, you must earn a C (2.0) or better. Review credit requirements from the current UToledo graduate catalog for the College of Engineering. Master's degrees in these engineering programs are for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering or its equivalent. Students with a non-engineering undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisite courses, depending upon the undergraduate degree.

Master of Science Options

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering (online)
  • General Engineering (online)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Additional Options

  • Master of Cyber Security

Awarding of Degrees

You will not receive a J.D. or engineering master's degree until you complete all the work required for both degrees. If you withdraw from the joint degree program and remain in either the College of Law or the College of Engineering, you shall only receive credit for work in the other college as the Dean authorizes under the rules of that college. Degrees must be awarded within time limits established by the participating colleges.


Llewellyn Gibbons
College of Law
Professor of Law and J.D/M.S. Program Advisor

Geoffrey Rapp
College of Law
Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Patricia Relue
College of Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

NOTE: The College of Law recommends that you remain apprised of academic requirements for each degree you pursue. While we make every effort to maintain timely information relating to joint degree programs, because other colleges manage their curricula and requirements, it is possible that information on this site could be out of date. For additional information, please review the other college's website.

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Last Updated: 7/28/23