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For students enrolled in the MA/JD joint program, the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Philosophy will allow 9 semester hours of qualifying law courses with a grade of "B" or better to be credited toward the requirements for the MA. The College of Law will permit up to 6 semester hours of qualifying Philosophy courses with a grade of "B" or better to be credited toward the requirements for the JD. No credit hours for MA course work will be applied toward JD degree requirements until the MA degree is awarded. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both degree requirements simultaneously or by completing the degree requirements for the MA first. Similarly, no credit hours of JD course work will be applied toward MA degree requirements until the JD degree is awarded. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both degree requirements simultaneously or by completing the degree requirements for the JD first. As stated in the College of Law Bulletin, a law student must earn 90 semester hours of credit to qualify for the JD degree.
The College of Law does not permit enrollment in the joint degree program after a student has completed more than 20 semester hours MA coursework. After students have been admitted to both programs and have declared their intent to enter the joint program, they must, at first opportunity, complete the first 31 semester hours of required courses in the JD program. After the first 31 required semester hours of law are complete, enrollment in either college or both concurrently is permitted. The JD degree must be completed within six years of initial enrollment in the JD program.