Students should apply for the dual degree program using both the College of Law standard application form and the College of Graduate Studies application form. A joint admissions committee consisting of admission committee members from both colleges will review those College of Law applications that request dual admission. Although admission to both colleges is required before the student can begin the joint degree program, a student can begin a program in one college and later add the dual-degree program. In this case, courses completed prior to admission to the dual-degree program will be evaluated for program credit according to College of Graduate Studies transfer credit guidelines.
Application and admission requirements for engineering M.S. programs are listed under each program's admission tab in the catalog.
The integrated program and curriculum leads to the awarding of two degrees. The Juris doctor degree will be awarded by The University of Toledo College of Law, and the Master of Science degree will be awarded by The University of Toledo College of Engineering.
Master of Science in Engineering Degree: To fulfill requirements for the M.S. degree, 30 credit hours at graduate level are required. Students in the joint program may apply up to 12 credit hours of non-first year course work at the College of Law toward meeting the M.S. degree requirements. The College of Law course work eligible for credit toward the M.S. degree will be determined in consultation with the associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Engineering. With the M.S. thesis/project option, students must complete at least 18 credit hours at the graduate level from the College of Engineering, including nine hours of M.S. thesis or six hours of M.S. project. With the M.S. course work-only option, students must complete at least 18 credit hours at the graduate level from the College of Engineering.
Juris Doctor Degree: The College of Law requires the successful completion of 89 credit hours. The dual degree program would permit up to 12 credit hours of core courses done in the College of Engineering to be applied toward the satisfaction of the 89-hour requirement. Engineering course work credited toward the J.D. degree will be determined in consultation with the associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Law.