A student entering the joint JD/MBI program is required to complete 108 credit hours, consisting of 81 hours in the College of Law and at least 27 hours in the College of Informatics. If the same student were to complete each degree separately, he or she would be required to take 90 credit hours in law and at least 30 in business informatics. Thus, the joint degree program allows the student to take 9 fewer law credit hours and 3 fewer informatics credit hours. This potentially could allow a student to complete the joint degree program as much as a year earlier.
Students currently enrolled in either the MBI or JD program may elect to pursue the joint degree if they comply with the admission requirements of each program.
JD Admission Requirements
J.D. applicants are required to receive a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment and are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Chase seeks to admit those applicants who have the best prospect of high-quality academic work; thus, the Admission Committee relies heavily on the applicant’s undergraduate grades and performance on the LSAT during the application review process. Additional factors considered include upward trend of undergraduate grades; time between college graduation and application to Chase; college grading and course selection patterns; outside work while in college; letters of recommendation; graduate study; cultural, educational, or sociological deprivation; employment background; leadership ability; speaking or linguistic ability; and demonstrated competence in another profession or vocation. Chase seeks diversity in the student body by considering, in no particular order, sex, age, cultural or geographic background, and minority status. Full-time students enter in the fall semester; part-time evening students may begin in either the summer or fall semester.
The priority deadline for applications is March 15 for summer start and April 1 for fall start.
MBI Additional Admission Requirements
- A total score of at least 450 on the GMAT or a combined score of 300 (1,000 prior to 2011) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- An admissions formula total of at least:
1,000 points based on the formula (200 x GPA on 4.0 scale) + GMAT
1,050 points based on the formula (200 x GPA on 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours) + GMAT or Minimum 2.5 GPA and 300 points on GRE with a minimum of 146 On Quantitative Reasoning and minimum of 145 on Verbal Reasoning
- Current résumé.
Students applying to the joint JD/MBI may use the LSAT score in lieu of the GMAT or GRE. Check with the MBI office for current formula. Visit http://chaselaw.nku.edu/futurestudents/jd.html to learn how to apply to the NKU Chase College of Law.
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