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Joint Graduate Degrees

Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs

Earn your graduate degree in less time and for less money at Drake University. You can complete both your undergraduate degree and MBA, MPA, Master of Accounting, or Master of Financial Management with Drake’s accelerated programs. In an accelerated program, you will begin graduate courses after you have completed 90 credit hours, typically during your senior year. Accelerated programs are open to any undergraduate major.

Combined Pharmacy and M.B.A. or M.P.A.

Perhaps you want to influence pharmaceutical laws, manager your own pharmacy or take on a leadership role in a nonprofit or health care center: merge your passion for pharmacy with other career goals through a joint degree program. 

Drake’s joint degree programs allow you to obtain your Pharm.D. in conjunction with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.).  The joint degree options allow you to receive credit for certain courses in both programs, resulting in a substantial savings in time and money.  Additional information can be found online at the following links:

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.)

Students considering careers in commercial or corporate law find this option useful. Both degrees can be completed in six semesters and two summers. The program is administered jointly by Drake Law School and Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration.

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Master of Public Administration (J.D./M.P.A.)

This program, also administered cooperatively by Drake Law School and Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration, combines legal studies with a multi-disciplinary professional education in public management and policy. This program can be completed in six semesters and two summers.

Learn more about the Drake Accelerated or Joint programs. Plan to attend an information session or discuss your educational goals with CBPA staff.

July 8, 2018
Robert D. Ray, BN'52, LW'54, died on July 8. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as the 11th president of Drake University, from April 1998 to May 1999.