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College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Dual Masters and JD

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in cooperation with the University of South Carolina School of Law, offers a combined degree program which permits a student to obtain both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degrees in about 4 years. By combining both programs, the total course load may be reduced by as many as 15 credit hours from that required if the two degrees were earned separately. Up to 6 hours of electives toward the M.A. degree may be taken in law courses and 9 hours of electives toward the J.D. may be earned in the M.A. program.

Prior to obtaining admission to the combined degree program, a student must be admitted to both the School of Law and the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Masters Application Process