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The Joint PhD/JD Program at Chicago Booth prepares you for an academic career in either business or law. You’ll earn two advanced degrees—one through Chicago Booth’s Stevens Doctoral Program and the other through the University of Chicago Law School.

As a doctoral student in this joint-degree program, you’ll have the flexibility to pursue your research interests wherever they lead. Working with renowned faculty from both the Law School and Booth, you will graduate with a richer understanding of both fields and valuable perspectives on important research questions.

Our Distinguished Faculty

This interdisciplinary program brings together world-renowned faculty from Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago Law School. These distinguished scholars will advise you, guide you, and serve as colleagues throughout your career.
Chicago Booth Faculty Law School Faculty

Alumni Success

A PhD/JD in business prepares students for faculty positions at law schools and business schools, as well as for other careers in research and law. See more of our alumni success.

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Greg Buchak, PhD ’19, JD ’19

Assistant Professor of Finance
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Greg Buchak’s research focuses on issues related to financial technology, financial intermediation, consumer finance, and the interplay between the evolving industrial organization of the financial sector, regulation, and technological progress. He is a graduate of the Joint PhD/JD Program.

Greg Buchak, PhD ’19, JD ’19

How to Apply

To earn the joint PhD/JD degree, students must be admitted to both schools. 

Program Expectations and Requirements

The Stevens Doctoral Program at Chicago Booth is a full-time program. Students generally complete the majority of coursework and examination requirements within the first two years of studies and begin work on their dissertation during the third year.

For details, see General Examination Requirements by Area in the Stevens Program Guidebook below.