Keeping legal education relevant requires offering more than one traditional law degree. To broaden perspectives or to help prepare for careers in special fields, Cumberland School of Law students have the option to pursue eight different joint degrees. Five programs are offered in conjunction with other schools at Samford University. Two programs are offered in association with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an internationally recognized academic and research medical center, and one program is offered with Albany Medical College.

Applications must be made during the spring semester of the first year of law school. To be admitted to joint-degree programs, students must have completed their first year of law school, earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and satisfied the particular joint-degree program’s admission requirements. In addition, students must first complete the Joint-Degree form and meet with the director of the Office of Student Records.