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.
- Juris Doctor/Master of Accountancy—Offered with Samford University’s Brock School of Business
- Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration—Offered with Samford University’s Brock School of Business
- Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity—Offered with Samford University's Beeson Divinity School
- Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration—Offered with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health—Offered with the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Environmental Management—Offered with Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences
- Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Theological Studies—Offered with Samford University's Beeson Divinity School
- Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Bioethics—Offered with Albany Medical College
- Master of Laws (LL.M.) - Offered at Cumberland School of Law with concentrations in:
- Financial service regulatory compliance
- Health law and compliance
- Higher education law and compliance
- Legal operations
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.