Applications for admission to the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program, which enables students to simultaneously pursue a juris doctor at Columbia Law School and a master’s of business administration at Columbia Business School, must be filed separately at each school.
Each school’s admissions decisions are based solely on that school’s selection criteria and, accordingly, are determined independently. However, limited consultation between the schools during the admissions process may occur.
The deadline to apply to each of the Law School and the Business School for the Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. class entering in August 2016 is February 15, 2016. Candidates for the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program must select the option within the respective applications indicating their intent to apply. For candidates applying simultaneously, and prior to matriculation at the Law School, applications will not be evaluated by each school’s admissions committee until both applications have been completed. Please note that these deadlines are subject to change for future admissions cycles.
To receive consideration for admission to the Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program under the Early Decision Plan, you must submit a timely application to both the Business School and the Law School under each of their respective Early Decision Plans. Such applications will not be evaluated by either school until complete applications have been submitted at both schools.
The Law School renders decisions on a rolling basis, but generally after February 15 and no later than April 30 of each admissions cycle. The Business School generally renders decisions within six to eight weeks following the completion of an application.
While it is preferred that candidates apply simultaneously to both schools, first-year law students may apply to the program. Deferrals of matriculation are not permitted for candidates admitted to the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program.
Candidates offered admission to the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program must submit the required deposits to each school by the respective deadlines. The Law School deposit deadline is May 1; the Business School deposit deadline varies with the date of admission. Failure to submit a required deposit to either school will result in loss of matriculant status for that school and withdrawal from the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program.
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Learn more about the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program
For specific questions regarding the academic guidelines of the program, candidates may contact Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Director of Academic Counseling and Student Outreach at the Law School and Scott Van Pelt, Assistant Director of Student Affairs at the Business School. Questions regarding tuition and financial aid should be directed to Charles DeRubeis, Director of Financial Aid at the Law School, and Marilena Botoulas, Director of Financial Aid at the Business School.
Q&A Information Sessions
In the fall, the offices of admissions for the J.D. program and the M.B.A. program host two joint sessions during which officers from both schools will take applicants’ questions about the Columbia Three-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program. Fall 2016 dates will be announced in the coming weeks.