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Accounting, Juris Doctor / Master of Science

Department of Accountancy


The Department of Accountancy, in conjunction with St. John’s School of Law, offers a special dual degree program leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Master of Science in Accounting. This licensure-qualifying program prepares students for careers in areas of law and accounting that require both a legal expertise and the competencies of the accounting profession.  This dual degree program meets the New York State accounting education requirements for licensure as a certified public accountant.

The program provides qualified students with a significant time and tuition savings, because the J.D./M.S. can be pursued simultaneously rather than consecutively. Students who earn both degrees will have academic preparation that will enhance their employment opportunities in business, industry, and private practice.

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.


Applicants the JD/MS programs must be accepted into the School of Law prior to applying to the Tobin College of Business.

For information regarding the Law School admissions process, visit the School of Law.  

Admission to Tobin’s graduate business programs is open only to applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from accredited institutions who show promise of success in graduate business studies.


The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

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Office of Graduate Admission

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
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