North Carolina Central University offers two four-year programs that lead to the award of joint degrees–the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.) program and the Juris Doctor/Master of Library Science (J.D./M.L.S.) program. To participate in either of these programs, an applicant must apply and be accepted to both the School of Law and the other advanced degree program of his or her choice. Prospective joint-degree students should investigate these options prior to or at the end of their first year of Law School. Students in a joint-degree program must successfully complete all their required first year of study in the School of Law.