Lynchburg, TN, United States
Whether your desire is a leadership role in education or teaching at the university-level, a Juris Doctor - Education Specialist dual degree from Liberty University may be the right choice for you
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Key features of Juris Doctor - Education Specialist dual degree from Liberty University  

You must apply and be accepted to Liberty University’s Education Specialist program in order to complete the J.D. and Educational Specialist combined degree program. Some courses in the law curriculum will meet requirements for both the J.D. and Education Specialist degrees. To participate in the Educational Specialist dual degree program, you must get permission from both the Liberty Law registrar and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Submit all application materials by April 1 for international applicants applying for a student visa.
    • All application materials must be submitted to the School of Law by August 1.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Through the Educational Law cognate, you’ll study advanced learning theory and research and theories of historical and social foundations. With this course of study, you will have the specialization needed for a legal career in education or to teach law.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • The dual degree programs are available to students enrolled in the juris doctorate program, or alumni of the School of Law. The applicant must apply to and be accepted by the appropriate Liberty University Graduate School entity having met all that school’s admission requirements for the non-J.D. degree.
  • As each department will have a distinct set of admission requirements, consult the School of Law’s registrar for details on specific criteria. The student applies through the School of Law’s registrar.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36782 USD/year
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  • National

    36782 USD/year
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Law school tuition covers the cost of Education Specialist classes taken during the fall and spring semesters. However, classes taken during the summer and winter terms are not covered.

Living costs for Lynchburg

  • 1013 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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