Rising interest in the connection between sustainable economic development and environmental protection has increased the demand for professionals with both legal and technical training. To meet this demand, the University of Idaho College of Law and the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies Environmental Science Program offer a concurrent degree program.
The concurrent program combines the study of scientific, social, philosophical and legal aspects of environmental issues.
The program is designed to allow students to obtain both a J.D. from the College of Law as well as a M.S. Environmental Science from the College of Graduate Studies in as few as eight semesters through double counting of 18 credits.
To be eligible for the concurrent Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Science program, you must apply separately and be admitted into each program and then be admitted into the concurrent degree program. The LSAT may be substituted for the GRE on application to the College of Graduate Studies. Admission into the concurrent degree program is dependent on a demonstrated ability to excel in an intense, interdisciplinary educational environment.
Course of Study
The first year will be completed entirely in the law curriculum. Students may begin taking graduate courses in their second year and should finalize selection of a graduate committee and filing of a study plan with the College of Graduate Studies by the end of their 2nd year. Law fees will be charged for the first 3 years of study and graduate fees will be charged for each subsequent year.