The Department of Environmental Toxicology and the Texas Tech School of Law provide students an opportunity to combine science and law in studying contemporary environmental and public health problems. A dual degree program in Environmental Toxicology is one way to enrich the environmental curriculum to the advantage of both law and graduate students. The dual degree candidate must choose to get both degrees by the end of the third or fourth semester in law school, and must meet admission requirements of the Graduate School and Environmental Toxicology. Typically, depending on the amount of leveling work required, both degree programs can be finished within four years, including summer session courses.
Dual J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology Degree Program Description
The dual J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology degree is available to law students enrolled in law school who have met the GRE (LSAT) and other requirements for admission to the Graduate School and to the ENTX graduate program. Law students interested in the dual degree must apply to the ENTX program through the Graduate School application.
The first year of course work will be confined to the law school. Starting with the second year and summer sessions, a student may select among the ENTX courses listed below to satisfy a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours toward the J.D. degree. The list of ENTX courses accepted for credit toward the dual degree may change, subject to law school approval, and any approved course must be graduate-level or require graduate-level work by enrolled law students. All ENTX or other non-law courses applied toward a dual degree must be approved either by the law faculty or the Office of the Dean before being taken by a law student for credit.
The Law School will give 12 hours of credit toward the J.D. degree for completion of the M.S. degree courses listed below which have been approved by the Law School faculty.
*The TTU School of Law does not give credit for these courses, but they are required for the M.S. degree in Environmental Toxicology.
**These are required courses for the M.S. degree in Environmental Toxicology.
ENTX will give 12 hours of credit toward the M.S. in Environmental Toxicology degree for completion of the J.D. degree courses listed below which have been approved by ENTX faculty.
***Dual J.D./M.S. in Environmental Toxicology candidates must take Environmental Law and Introduction to Emerging Technologies Law and Policy courses as additional law school requirements for the program.