Top universities offering the JD/PhD joint degree programs:

New York University (NYU)
- Students who wish to enroll in the joint degree program (J.D./Ph.D.) must apply separately to the Law School and to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Once admitted to both schools, the student qualifies for the joint program.
- Proficiency in at least one language besides English is required of all doctorate candidates.
- NYU School of Law is ranked 6th among the nation's best law schools (US News 2011).

University of Chicago
- Students may pursue a J.D./Ph.D. in conjunction with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- The University of Chicago Law School has established a special fellowship program to support students pursuing a joint JD/PhD degree. Through this program, the School will reserve a number of special financial aid packages for top JD/PhD candidates.
- The US News & World Report ranks it 5th among top US law schools (2011).

Columbia University
- The History Department and the School of Law offer a joint degree program leading to a J.D. and a Ph.D. in history. This program allows students interested in pursuing a career in teaching and scholarship in a university to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study in legal history.
- Students applying to the joint degree program in legal history must apply and be admitted separately to both the History Department and to the School of Law.
- Columbia has been ranked 1st in The National Law Journal survey of "Go-To Law Schools" as determined by the percentage of law school graduates hired by the nation's top 250 law firms.

University of Michigan
- The JD and PhD in Economics dual degree program is designed to enable students to reduce the time usually required to earn the two degrees separately; it is possible to complete all requirements for both degrees within five years.
- Graduates of the program are well prepared for university teaching and research in both fields.
- Michigan Law is ranked 9th in the 2011 U.S. News ranking.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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