JD/MBA Admissions Information

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How to Apply

Applicants for Duke University's JD/MBA dual degree program may complete a single form through the Law School Admissions Council's e-app service that will serve as their applications to both The Duke MBA and The Duke University School of Law. Each school will review the application separately and make an independent decision on admission to its degree. Applicants who receive offers of admission from both schools prior to matriculation at either school generally begin the JD/MBA in the JD program.

Applicants who are admitted to one school but not the other may reapply to the other school later in their academic career at Duke. Likewise, students who matriculate at one school without applying for the JD/MBA may complete the JD/MBA application in their first year of study (or second for law students). Please note that admission to the other program is not guaranteed at any time.

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Application Timeline

Application materials for the class entering in 2012 will be available through LSAC on September 10. Please note that the Early Decision Deadline is Sepetmber 29.

The Duke MBA admissions process has several application rounds. Applicants for the JD/MBA must submit their applications in the Early Decision*, First, or Second round of MBA admissions. The deadlines available to JD/MBA applicants for the 2010-2011 admissions cycle are listed below. A complete application, including the online application, essays, recommendations, GMAT or GRE, LSAT, and, if applicable, ESL test scores, must be submitted via LSAC by 5:00 p.m. EST on the specified deadline date for the round in which you are applying.

Application Deadlines 2011-2012
ROUND Application Deadline Interview Period Decision Release Deposit and Transcript Deadline Visa Paperwork Deadline
Early Decision* September 29, 2011 November 8-12, 2011 December 5, 2011 December 20, 2011 December 20, 2011
Round 1 November 1, 2011 January 19-21, 2012 February 1, 2012 May 1, 2012 April 2, 2012
Round 2 January 4, 2012 February 16-21, 2012 March 20, 2012 May 1, 2012 April 16, 2012


*The Duke MBA Early Decision option is ideal for applicants who have completed their program research and have decided that Duke is the best program for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Decision round must submit the $3000 non-refundable tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by December 17, 2010. In addition, any applications submitted to other schools must be withdrawn upon an offer of admission from The Duke MBA.

Application Review

JD/MBA applications will be reviewed independently by The Fuqua School of Business and Duke Law School. For more information about Duke Law's application review process, please see the JD Application Information page. For more information about The Duke MBA application review process, please see their admissions web site.

Financial Aid Consideration

The Law School
Duke Law School awards scholarships both on the basis of merit and on the basis of merit plus financial need. All admitted students are eligible for scholarship consideration. Information about applying for Duke Law scholarships will be sent to admitted students after they receive their offer of admission.

The Duke MBA
The Duke MBA program makes financial aid available in the form of merit-based scholarships and through various student loan programs. Merit scholarship recipients are selected by the Admissions Merit Scholarship Committee.

The criteria for selection include prior academic achievement, demonstrated qualities of leadership, involvement in the community, extracurricular activities, and professional accomplishments. These awards are for the two-year duration of the MBA program and range from partial tuition to full tuition.

The Duke MBA merit scholarships are awarded on a two-year basis to enable applicants to plan for the entire cost of a Duke MBA education. There is no funding for new awards in the second year. Thus, students who enroll without scholarship funding should not anticipate an award for the second year of the program.

The merit scholarship awards are made independent of determining a student's eligibility for student loans and work-study employment.

Every admitted applicant is considered for a merit scholarship. If selected to be a scholarship recipient, the admitted applicant will receive notification of the award approximately two weeks after admission.

A variety of student loan programs are available to both domestic and international students enrolled at The Fuqua School of Business. Students are eligible to apply for a combination of federal and alternative student loans to meet their cost of tuition, fees, books, and related living expenses as estimated in the cost of attendance.