The Ultimate Joint-Degree Admissions Quiz
by Staff
You're interested in studying law, but you also want to broaden your horizons a bit with the study of bioethics. Can you study both? Are there advantages in doing so? You'd be amazed how many options are open to you both in the U.S. and abroad. Check them out with this educational quiz.

Why would a person opt for a joint-degree program instead of doing two degrees separately?

  • because you can do it in less time
  • because you get better certification
  • because it's more fun

How many degrees does a person receive for a joint-degree program?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Is a double major the same as a joint-degree program?

  • No.
  • Yes.
  • It depends on the college.

What percentage of Duke Law School students do joint-degrees?

  • over 10 percent
  • over 20 percent
  • over 25 percent

How much can you expect to earn a year with multiple graduate degrees?

  • at least $10,000 more than someone with just a bachelor's
  • at least $50,000 more than someone with just a bachelor's
  • at least $100,000 more than someone with just a bachelor's

What are the downsides of a joint-degree program?

  • Most colleges don't offer joint-degree programs.
  • It means a heavier workload and possibly fewer electives.
  • It's not recognized by all employers.

What is the requisite that makes a joint-degree program possible?

  • a formal agreement between or within universities
  • a certain amount of money
  • the right combination of subjects

Can you pursue an MBA at a law school under a joint-degree program?

  • No, it is never allowed.
  • Yes, many law schools allow this.
  • Yes, under rare or exceptional circumstances.

What combination of study can one undertake at the University of Minnesota?

  • law and culinary arts
  • law and bioethics
  • law and graphic design

If you want to do a joint-degree program abroad, how can this be done?

  • Many American colleges have partnerships with colleges in other countries to allow such a program.
  • You must finish the first degree in the U.S., then you are allowed to pursue a graduate degree at a college abroad.
  • You apply to your college to pioneer this unprecedented idea.

Which of these are interchangeable terms for a joint-degree program?

  • joint studies and dual program mix
  • split degree program and combination course
  • dual degree program and combined curricula

Why is it important to check carefully the admissions requirements for a joint-degree program?

  • because you need to know how much it's going to cost you
  • because they might not accept you
  • because each institution has its own requirements and you need to lodge two applications

Who can help you process your application to pursue a joint-degree program?

  • an adviser
  • the dean
  • a fellow student

What might a university ask you to fill out when you apply for a dual degree program?

  • a student loan form
  • a tax form
  • an individual study plan

You're taking the plunge and applying for a joint program of study. Which of these are necessary qualities for making an undertaking of this sort?

  • a gift for languages
  • organizational abilities
  • a good head for math