Law, Juris Doctor / Economics, Master of Arts

JD / Eco MA: Introduction


The Combined Degree Program (CDP) in Law, Juris Doctor / Economics, Mast​er of Arts is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in areas that require some sophistication in economics, such as competition policy, commercial contracting, mergers and acquisitions, business organizat​ion, tax policy, environmental law, and international trade regulation.

The CDP permits the completion of both the Juris Doctor (JD) program and the eight-month MA program in three years rather than the four years it would take to acquire the degrees independently. (Note that this program cannot be combined with any of the collaborative specializations.)​

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3​.


Law, Juris Doctor / Economics, Master of Arts​​​

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law

Master of Arts in Economics Program
Department of Economics

JD / Eco MA: Application Process

  • ​Applicants must apply to the JD program, the ​MA general-stream program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must apply to each program separately but indicate on their applications that they wish to be considered for the CDP. They will be considered for the CDP after they have secured independent admission to both the JD and MA programs.

JD / Eco MA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • ​Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the JD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MA program.
  • Please see the contact information to find details on each program’s admission requirements.​

Academic Path to Completion​

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.​



​​Specific Requirements

  • Year 1 JD program requirements.​
  • ​Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
​2, 3, and 4
  • ​​​JD program requirements.
  • MA program requirements.
  • Complete 45 JD credits including a perspective course, a moot (compulsory or competitive), and an international/comparative/transnational (ICT) perspective course.
  • Complete ECO 1010H Mathematics and Statistics for MA General Students (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]) plus 3.0 FCEs toward the MA program requirements including ECO 2060H, ECO 2061H, ECO 2408H, and ECO 3501H.
  • In Year 2, complete a minimum of 2.5 FCEs in economics, including ECO 1010H (note that this course starts in mid-August, three weeks ​earlier than other Fall courses in Economics).

​Program Length

3 years

Time Limit

​4 years