Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies

The School of Law and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies offer a J.D./M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies. The J.D./M.A. curriculum will enable students to engage in rigorous, interdisciplinary and critical study of law, gender and social justice.  Students can earn the J.D./M.A. degree in four years.  Students complete their first year core curriculum courses in the School of Law.  Thereafter, students attend classes in both the School of Law and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies averaging 13-16 credit hours per semester. 

Of the 91 credit hours required for the J.D., nine credit hours are satisfied by completion of Women’s and Gender Studies courses.  To request 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 available on the School of Law website.  Credit from law courses will be accepted toward completion of the hours required for the Women’s and Gender Studies degree.
Students wishing to enter the J.D./M.A. program must fulfill all admission requirements for the School of Law and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and must apply to each program separately.  Students can apply during the same admission period, or they can wait and apply to the M.A. program during their first year in the School of Law.  For further information, contact Professor ConstanceWagner in the School of Law or Dr. Gretchen Arnold in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.  
Further information is also available on the Women's and Gender Studies website at this link:https://www.slu.edu/programs/graduate/womens-and-gender-studies-ma.php.