The Juris Doctor/Doctor of Psychology (J.D./Psy.D) is a dual degree program offered by Widener Law and Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
. A six-year program, the JD/PsyD program opens up a wealth of diverse and rewarding career paths. You could work as a clinical forensic psychologist, consultant, or private practice lawyer with a specialization in one of the many areas of the law affected by psychology. Admissions
Applicants must submit all application materials for fall admission
as neither spring nor summer admission are available for this program
. A committee of faculty members from the School of Law and the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology will examine the following application materials:
- GRE scores
- LSAT scores
- Letters of recommendation
- Relevant experience
- Other indicators of academic excellence
For additional information, please visit the Law-Psychology page
on the Widener University site.
Students wishing to earn a JD/PsyD dual-degree must complete 97 credits of psychology classes and 76 credits of Law School courses. Course work includes a number of courses designed specifically for participants in the program as well as a practicum. Finally, you must write a law-psychology dissertation and perform an oral defense of a forensic case study presentation.
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