Master of Arts and Juris Doctor
School of International Affairs cooperates with the George
Washington University Law School in offering a joint degree program
leading to a Juris Doctor in combination with any of the following Master
of Arts degrees:
Students must be admitted to both schools separately,
and each school must approve the student's application to pursue the joint
degree program. Students must complete all the requirements
for each degree.
For students in the joint degree program, though, the Elliott School counts
12 credits of International Law courses taken as part of the J.D. degree
toward the completion of the Master of Arts degree. The Law School likewise
counts up to 12 credits of course work completed in the M.A. program to
count toward completion of the law degree. Students can normally complete
the two degrees in four years of full-time study. All requirements for
both degrees must be completed before either degree can be conferred.