MAM - JD with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Heinz College offer a dual degree program designed to train students for careers in which arts management and law overlap.

This program, spanning four years, prepares you for careers in which arts management and law overlap. You must satisfy both schools' degree requirements, but some credit is given by each school for completing the other school's program.

Applicants must take the GRE or GMAT for Heinz College and the LSAT for the Law School. We encourage you to take both early to ensure the timely receipt of test results for a complete application.

The joint degree program is designed to be completed in eight semesters over four academic years instead of the five years required if pursued separately. Students interested in the joint degree program can pursue both programs simultaneously. During the first year, students study at either Heinz College or the School of Law, taking the standard first-year curriculum of the respective school. The second year involves full-time study at the other school. For the third and fourth years, students take courses at both schools. In order to graduate with both degrees, students have to fulfill both schools' degree requirements.

Heinz College and the School of Law have different degree requirements. Carnegie Mellon courses are counted in units and University of Pittsburgh courses are counted in credits. A 12-unit course is the equivalent of a 3-credit course. To fulfill the program requirements for the School of Law, students have to complete 88 credits while Heinz College requires 198 units for the MAM degree.

Sample Course Sequence:

Year
School Courses Heinz Units Law Credits Number of Courses
1 Heinz College Core Courses 102   8.5
2 School of Law Required First Year   32 11
3 Heinz College Concentration/Electives 36   3
  School of Law Electives   24 8
4 Heinz College Concentration/Electives 30   2.5
  School of Law Electives   18 6
 
Total Taken: 168 Units 74 Credits  
Total Transferred: 30 Units 14 Credits  
Total Required: 198 Units 88 Credits  

Before selecting courses for each program, students are required to meet with their Academic Advisors at both programs to map out a course of study. In addition to the course work for both programs, Heinz College students are required to complete a summer internship after their first year at the Heinz College. Students can receive assistance from the Career Services Office in securing an internship. Since degrees in the joint programs are awarded concurrently, it is important to note that a student who resigns from one program will be subject to all the requirements for graduation from the remaining degree program. Students are required to register for a minimum of one class per semester at Heinz College during years 3 and 4 in order to qualify for the transfer of credits between institutions, as listed above.

Application Instructions:

Admission to the joint degree program may be obtained prior to or during the first year of study at either school. Applicants to the program must complete each school's application for admission. Please note that the admission deadline for the School of Law is March 1 and for Heinz College is January 10.

The Heinz College application form must be submitted via the online application system by the deadline. Supporting materials sent by mail (if any) must be postmarked by the deadline. Our admissions committee cannot begin reviewing your application until we have received all of your application materials. If space remains in the class after the deadline we will continue to accept applications. Scholarship opportunities after the deadline are limited.

Candidates interested in the joint program should refer to each school's program brochures or websites for specifics on admission requirements. Applicants to the joint degree program must take the GRE or GMAT for Heinz College and the LSAT for the School of Law. Neither test will be substituted for the other program’s requirements. Students are encouraged to take both early to ensure the timely receipt for a complete application.

Tuition:

Students accepted into the program, regardless of whether they have already completed their first year at either Heinz College or the School of Law, will be charged tuition at different rates. During the first year at Heinz College, students are charged at the then-current Heinz College tuition rate. Tuition for the third and fourth years in the program is as follows: At Pitt Law, tuition is equal to the sum of 85 percent of the then-current School of Law tuition. At Heinz College, students are charged MSPPM or MAM program per unit rate, for enrollment of up to 35 units per semester.   Students enrolling in greater than or equal to 36 units are charged the then-current Heinz College full-time tuition rate.

Federal Financial Aid and Scholarships:

During years one and two, students may apply for financial aid (scholarships and federal financial aid) from the school in which they are enrolled.  In the third and fourth years, eligible students may apply to the University of Pittsburgh for federal financial aid and scholarships.  


Year

School

Tuition

Scholarship Eligible?

Federal Aid Processor

1

Heinz

Full-time rate

YES

Heinz

2

Law School

Full-time rate

YES

Law School

3

Heinz

Per-unit rate

Yes-Prorated

Law School

Law School

85% of FT

Yes-Prorated

4

Heinz

Per-unit rate

Yes-Prorated

Law School

Law School

85% of FT

Yes-Prorated

For more information, visit the University of Pittsburgh's website.

Contact Information

Carnegie Mellon University
Heinz College

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 268-2164
(800) 977-3498
hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu
www.heinz.cmu.edu

University of Pittsburgh
School of Law

Office of Admissions
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 648-1413
Fax: (412) 648-2647
admissions@law.pitt.edu
www.law.pitt.edu