Dual Degree Tuition & Fees

Interested in pursuing a dual degree? This page is intended to provide an overview of tuition rates and fees for the eight different dual degree programs that Colorado Law offers at the following campuses or institutions:

University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) CU School of Medicine University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor/Master in Environmental Studies (JD/ENVS)
  • Juris Doctor/Doctorate in Environmental Studies (JD/PhD)
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Science, Telecommunications (JD/MST)
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (JD/MURP)
  • Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD)
  • Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws (JD/LLB) with the University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Overview of Tuition Rates and Fees

Students that are enrolled in dual degree programs at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus must pay Law School tuition for all credits. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) Students that are doing a dual degree with any other campus or institution, such as University of Colorado Denver, CU School of Medicine, or the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, must pay two sets of tuition: 1) tuition to Colorado Law for credits taken at the law school; and 2) tuition to the other campus or institution for credits taken there.

Typically, students that are enrolled in dual degree programs need to pay the mandatory fees for both programs. The course and program fees will vary depending on the specific course of study. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) 

See below for details on a specific program’s tuition. Please note that you must be actively enrolled in the dual degree program (i.e., accepted by both schools) for the information below to apply. If you have questions, contact one of Colorado Law’s financial aid counselors.

University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder)

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MBA program, you must apply separately to and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business (“Business School”). (Law School Rule 38(B).) We encourage students who intend to enroll in the JD/MBA program to take both the GMAT and LSAT before applying to either school, and to apply to both the JD Program and the MBA program prior to matriculating. A student admitted to both programs can choose whether to do the first year in the Law School or the Business School (not both). The first year involves full immersion in one program. Depending on your goals, either can be an appropriate choice.

Taking your first year at the Law School requires you to begin paying Law School tuition and fees. Starting at the Business School, however, enables you to pay MBA tuition and fees for the first year of the program. As soon as you begin taking Law School classes and for all semesters thereafter, you would pay Law School tuition and fees. We encourage you to check into these costs in advance of enrollment as they may vary and, accordingly, could influence your decision in terms of where you would like to start during your time at CU-Boulder.  

Current JD students can apply to the MBA program anytime, including during 1L year. Consult the MBA program website for more information and contact the Business School admissions staff with any questions.

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). 

Juris Doctor/Master in Environmental Studies (JD/ENVS)

To be eligible for the dual JD/ENVS program, you must apply separately to and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and CUBoulder’s Environmental Studies Program. (Law School Rule 41(A)(iii).) Once admitted, you must pay Law School tuition rates each year that you are enrolled in the dual JD/ENVS program, regardless of whether you are taking classes at the Law School or through the environmental studies program. (Law School Rule 41(A)(ii).)

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes).

Juris Doctor/Doctorate in Environmental Studies (JD/PhD)

To be eligible for the dual JD/PhD program, you must apply separately to and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and CU-Boulder’s Environmental Studies Program. (Law School Rule 41(B)(iii).) Once admitted, you must pay Law School tuition rates each year that you are enrolled in the dual JD/PhD program, regardless of whether you are taking classes at the Law School or through the environmental studies program. (Law School Rule 41(B)(ii).)

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes).

Juris Doctor/Master of Science, Telecommunications (JD/MST)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MST program, you must apply separately to and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and CU Boulder’s Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (“ITP”). (Law School Rule 42(C).) Once admitted, you must pay Law School tuition rates each year that you are enrolled in the dual JD/MST program, regardless of whether you are taking classes at the Law School or with ITP. (Law School Rule 42(B).)

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes).

University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver)

Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MPA program, you must apply separately to and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and CU Denver School of Public Affairs (“SPA”). (Law School Rule 40(A)(ii).) While you are taking credits at Colorado Law, you must pay Colorado Law tuition rates and fees directly to the Law School. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) While you are taking credits at the SPA, you must pay SPA tuition rates and fees directly to that school. Generally, we encourage students enrolled in the JD/MPA program to take all courses in a semester at either one campus or the other because being enrolled in courses at both campuses at the same time results in complications for financial aid and sometimes in higher tuition than is necessary (since tuition is charged separately by each campus). 

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). Contact the CU-Denver School of Public Affairs to learn more about their tuition rates and fees.

Juris Doctor/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (JD/MURP)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MURP program, you must apply separately and be admitted by both the Law School and the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning. (Law School Rule 44(B)(i).) While you are taking credits at Colorado Law, you must pay Colorado Law tuition rates and fees directly to the Law School. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) While are you are taking credits at the College of Architecture and Planning, you must pay Architecture and Planning tuition rates and fees directly to that school. Generally, we encourage students enrolled in the JD/MURP program to take all courses in a semester at either one campus or the other because being enrolled in courses at both campuses at the same time results in complications for financial aid and sometimes in higher tuition than is necessary (since tuition is charged separately by each campus). 

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). Contact the College of Architecture and Planning to learn more about their tuition rates and fees. 

CU School of Medicine

Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD)

To be eligible for the dual JD/MD program, you must apply separately and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and the CU School of Medicine. (Law School Rule 45(C).) While you are taking credits at the Law School, you must pay Colorado Law tuition rates and fees directly to the Law School. (Source: http://bursar.colorado.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-and-fees-rate-sheets/.) While are you are taking credits at the CU School of Medicine (on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora), you must pay School of Medicine tuition rates and fees directly to that school.

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). Contact the CU School of Medicine to learn more about their tuition rates and fees.

University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws (JD/LLB) with the University of Alberta Faculty of Law

To be eligible for the dual JD/LLB program, you must apply separately and be admitted by both the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. (Law School Rule 46(A)(ii)(a).) While you are attending Colorado Law, you must pay Colorado Law tuition rates and fees directly to the Law School. (Law School Rule 46(A)(vi)(a).) While are you are attending the University of Alberta, you must pay University of Alberta tuition rates and fees directly to that school. (Law School Rule 46(B)(vi)(a).)

To find out the current Law School tuition and fee rates, visit the admissions section of our website. Rates are based on full-time enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (9+ credit hours for financial aid purposes). Contact the University of Alberta to learn more about their tuition rates and fees.