Combined JD/PhD Programs
The School of Law and the Graduate School offer programs leading to the Doctor of Jurisprudence and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in government or philosophy. These programs are designed to prepare students for academic careers in law or the cognate discipline or both. By counting law courses toward the PhD and courses in the cognate discipline toward the JD, students may be able to reduce their coursework by up to a year.
More information on the JD/PhD programs is available at law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/dual-degrees.