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BSU, U of I team up on joint accounting, law program

The Boise State University College of Business and Economics and University of Idaho College of Law are partnering to allow students to simultaneously earn a law degree and a master of science with an accountancy/taxation emphasis.

The new JD/MSAT agreement will allow students to earn both a juris doctorate and the accountancy degree in as few as three years, rather than the four years it would typically take, according to a news release.

“This cooperation between Boise State University and the University of Idaho provides a unique opportunity for Idaho residents,” said Kirk Smith, associate dean in Boise State’s College of Business and Economics, in a statement. “An individual can earn two complementary and highly coveted graduate degrees in less total time than it takes to complete them sequentially. Graduates will have a tremendous background in tax law and be able to move into their careers more quickly.”

Students must apply separately to each program and be admitted to both the Boise State MSAT program and the University of Idaho College of Law in order to be eligible for the joint program. The two degrees will be awarded separately, but the agreement facilitates credit transfers between programs so that students can earn both degrees in the most economical way.

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