The School of Law and the Department of Political Science offer a J.D./M.A in Political Science. This specialized program focuses on the relationship between law and political science. Students enroll for four years to complete both degrees and complete their entire first year law core curriculum courses before beginning coursework in political science. Nine law credit hours will apply toward the 30 required hours for the master degree and nine political science credit hours will apply toward the 91 required hours for the J.D. To request law school course credit for these nine hours, students must complete the Request for Dual Degree Non-Law Credits to be Applied to School of Law Transcript form.
Students wishing to enter the J.D./M.A. program must fulfill all admission requirements for the School of Law and the Department of Political Science and must apply to each program separately. For additional information about the dual degree program, contact the Dean of Students or the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science, (314) 977-4239.