Degree Programs

Professor Tuan Samahon in Class

Villanova School of Law offers a number of degree programs, some in coordination with other departments of Villanova University:

J.D. Program Villanova's curriculum offers sound training for the practice of law: Courses are designed to teach not only rules of law, but also how lawyers analyze, express themselves, perform many of their functions, and solve problems, as well as how legal institutions operate. The course of study consists of three full-time consecutive years.
J.D. / M.B.A. Offered in collaboration with Villanova's top-ranked School of Business, the joint J.D. / M.B.A. program is designed to provide careful integration of the two disciplines and to allow students to earn both degrees in a reasonable amount of time.
J.D. / LL.M. in Tax Students in this program earn both the J.D. and the graduate law degree in taxation in less time and at a reduced cost than would be required to earn the degrees separately.  Following the award of the J.D. degree, students in this program can complete the LL.M. in one additional semester.
J.D. / LL.M. in
International Study
Joint programs offered with Universities in London, Edinburgh, Leiden, the Netherlands, Singaport, and Hong Kong allow students to earn both a J.D. and an international LL.M. in three years.  After two years at Villanova, the third year is spent abroad.
Graduate Tax Program This interdisciplinary program is offered jointly by Villanova Law School and the University's School of Business.  Completion of this program can result in either an LL.M. or an M.T. (Master of Tax).
J.D. / M.P.A.

Obtaining both a J.D. and Master of Public Administration degree prepares students to become future leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors.  Students typically begin their M.P.A. studies after their first year of law school and may be able to obtain both degrees in three years.

For more information on this program, contact Megan Jacobs at