Candidates for the JD/PhD dual degree apply separately to Duke Law School and the Graduate School. Each school will complete its normal application review process, and you will receive a separate decision for each degree.
Many JD/PhD candidates apply simultaneously to the Law School and the Graduate School. It is also possible to apply to one program during the first year of study in the other, although admission to the dual degree is not guaranteed at any time.
If you are admitted to the Law School, but will not begin your legal studies that year, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can manage our class appropriately.
The LSAT is required for all Law School dual degree applicants. The GRE is required for all PhD applicants.