The MS/JD program is a dual-degree program that allows students to earn a Master’s from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor from the School of Law. Students of the MS/JD program gain a comprehensive understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the social, political, legal, and economic context in which they are found. This dual-degree program was created in light of the growing importance of legal issues and human rights in the study of crime, and the historical prominence of criminal justice issues in the field of law.
Students in the MS/JD program are required to satisfy the law school’s co-op requirement. Sample co-ops include legal and government offices across the United States.
Applicants to the MS/JD program must apply separately to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice MS Program and to the School of Law JD Program. Applicants must submit two applications including required test scores (LSAT), academic transcripts, resume, as well as any additional admissions requirements determined by the programs. Admission to one school does not ensure admission to the other.