This program permits law students interested in using their law degree in federal, state or local criminal justice agencies to take graduate courses in criminal justice, up to nine of the graduate credits earned in electives for courses 600 level and above may be applied toward the 87 required for the J.D. degree (if the degrees are completed within the same academic year), and up to nine of the law school credits may be applied toward the 36 credits required for the M.S. degree. If the MS degree is completed later than the law degree, the law school will only accept six credits towards the law degree. Students in the joint program must also successfully pass the Criminal Justice comprehensive examination or successfully defend a master's thesis.
For specific details about the curriculums, advising, admission, please review the JD-MS Criminal Justice Information Sheet.