The PhD/JD program is a dual-degree program that allows students to earn a PhD from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor from the School of Law in six years. Students of the PhD/JD delve deeply into how the legal system informs both the study and practice of criminal justice. This program provides a comprehensive understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the opportunity to conduct original research in issues relating to law and criminal justice.
Students in the PhD/JD program are required to satisfy the law school’s co-op requirement. Given the academically-rigorous nature of the PhD/JD program, one co-op option may be teaching a course in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Applicants to the PhD/JD program must apply separately to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice PhD Program and to the School of Law JD Program. Applicants must submit two applications including required test scores (LSAT and GRE), 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. A small number of students may also apply to the joint program during their first year at either school.