Admissions

Admission to the JD/MBA Dual Degree Program is competitive with limited seats available.  Prospective dual degree candidates are encouraged to apply early in the fall application cycle.  Applicants must meet admission requirements for both the JD and MBA programs and respective information regarding those requirements can be found here and here

For the JD program, the two principal factors considered in the evaluation process are the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA and LSAT score. Other factors that may be considered include: undergraduate and graduate institutions; cumulative graduate GPA; majors and/or disciplines; activities in school and professional organizations; community service; and employment experiences.  For the MBA program, the principal factors considered in the evaluation process are the cumulative undergraduate GPA and GRE/GMAT score.  The MBA program may waive the GRE/GMAT requirement if an applicant possesses an LSAT score of 156 or higher, which translates to the 67th percentile nationally.

An applicant offered admission to the JD/MBA program must complete a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to fall enrollment.  Note the MBA requires specific undergraduate course work and most individuals who completed a baccalaureate degree in business will find that most, if not all, of their prerequisite course requirements have already been met.  MBA students who require most, if not all, prerequisite courses may consider Massey’s Summer Business Institute, which is a ten-week program covering all the foundational undergraduate business courses.

Eligible candidates will be invited for separate interviews with each program.  Acceptance to the JD program does not guarantee admission to the MBA program and vice versa.  Each review is conducted on an independent basis.

A short e-mail indicating your interest in applying to the JD/MBA program with an attached resume should be sent to law@belmont.edu. Once received, the Admissions Office will work with you to complete your application appropriately.