Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

(Combined JD-MS)

The disciplines of criminal justice and law share common interests in identifying opportunities to create the conditions for justice, social equality, and societal well-being. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has partnered with the School of Law to develop the joint JD/MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice program. The joint degree will provide students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the social, political, legal, economic context in which they are found. Solving these problems requires interdisciplinary knowledge and an analytical and practical skillset that includes inter-professional problem solving. The joint JD/MS program will thus expand the knowledge base of and career options for students.

The joint JD/MS program allows students to earn a JD and master’s degree in less time than if the programs were completed sequentially. Students can double count up to 16 credits for both degrees and complete the joint degree program in 3.5 years.

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