Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. If you have questions not answered here, contact CSLR Executive Director Whittney Barth at email@example.com.
JD candidates may apply to concentrate in law and religion as early as the spring of their first year in the program. Click here to read more about the law and religion concentration at Emory Law School.
Q) Can I apply to the joint-degree program during my first year in the law school or theology school?
Being in residence at a school means that you are counted as a current student there. You cannot be in residence at more than one school simultaneously, so each semester you must choose a school of residence. Being in residence determines which school's tuition you pay and which school's financial aid you receive. When in residence at the law school, you pay law school tuition and receive law school financial aid. While in residence at the theology school, you pay theology school tuition and receive theology school financial aid.
Being in residence at one school does not prevent you from taking classes in another school. You can, for example, be in residence at the law school while carrying 9 hours of law credit and 6 hours of theology credit. Note, however, that the first year of the JD and the first year of the MDiv program are preset and do not allow for variation.