3+3 Dual Degree Program for UMCP Students


University of Maryland, College Park students seeking admission to the University of Maryland Carey School of Law through the 3+3 Dual Degree Program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of at least 90 credits (at least 30 of these from the University of Maryland College Park), including completion of all University of Maryland general education requirements.
  2. While no specific areas of study or disciplines are required for the 3+3 Dual Degree Program, students must choose a major and obtain at least 18 credits with a grade of C- or better contributing toward that major, with at least 6 of those credits at the 300-400 level.
  3. Be accepted by the University of Maryland Carey School of Law into its 3+3 Program.

University of Maryland College Park students who meet the criteria listed above apply to the UM Carey School of Law, including submission of LSAT scores, through the normal application process.  The decision to accept a qualified student into the 3+3 Dual Degree Program will be made by the UM Carey School of Law.  Upon admission to the UM Carey School of Law, the student must submit a copy of the acceptance letter to the Division of Letters and Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park.  Prior to the student’s enrollment at UM Carey Law, the University of Maryland College Park will provide documentation to UM Carey Law confirming that the student has completed all College Park requirements necessary for participation in the 3+3 Dual Degree Program.

A University of Maryland College Park student accepted into the 3+3 Dual Degree Program may count 30 UM Carey Law credits toward completion of the UMCP baccalaureate degree.  Award of the B.A. (Arts/Law) degree by the University of Maryland requires completion of all UMCP graduation requirements.  (If a student has completed all requirements for a major at the time he or she enrolls at UM Carey Law, the student may be awarded the baccalaureate degree in that major after completion of 30 credits at UM Carey Law.)

A student accepted into the 3+3 Dual Degree Program must complete all UM Carey Law requirements in order to receive the J.D. degree. Despite the fact that the last 30 credits of the B.A. degree are also the first 30 credits of the J.D. course of study, the award of the baccalaureate degree is entirely separate from the award of the J.D. degree.  Upon completion of 30 law school credits, students must provide a UM Carey Law transcript to the University of Maryland College Park and apply for conferral of the baccalaureate degree at the University of Maryland College Park.


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