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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Justice, Law and Criminology (MS) and Juris Doctor (JD)

In this dual degree program, graduates receive a Justice, Law and Criminology (MS)  through the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology , School of Public Affairs  and a Juris Doctor (JD) through the Washington College of Law .

Admission to the Program

The program enables students to complete the JD and MS degrees in approximately four years. Students must apply to and be accepted by both the Washington College of Law  (WCL) and the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology . Admission to either the MS or JD program in no way implies that admission to both programs will be granted.

Students may apply to both programs simultaneously or begin either program separately and then apply to the other program. However, once the study of law has begun, no justice courses can be taken until one full year of full-time law study has been completed.

Admission criteria are the same as those for the Justice, Law and Criminology (MS) . If application is made initially to the WCL, LSAT scores are accepted in place of GRE general scores and application materials submitted to the WCL are reviewed for admission to the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology .

Dual Degree Requirements