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Government and Politics/Law, Master of Arts/Juris Doctor

108 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Law
Queens Campus


In conjunction with the School of Law the department offers a dual M.A./J.D. program. At the end of three years of graduate study, including at least one summer, students may graduate with both the Master of Arts and the Juris Doctor degree. To be eligible, students must apply for the dual degree program after having been accepted to both the Graduate and Law Schools.

Students must apply separately to the School of Law and the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences, normally during the senior year, and must meet all regular requirements for admission to both the School of Law and the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences as set forth in the respective school bulletins.

Students currently enrolled in the School of Law also may apply prior to completion of their second year of study. These students, however, may have to spend at least an additional semester of full-time M.A. study. Students currently enrolled in the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences may also apply for this dual degree program. The Deans of both schools must approve the course of study for all students accepted to the M.A./J.D. program.

Government and Politics Department Contact
Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Government and Politics
St. John Hall, Room 234C
[email protected]


Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

Graduate Admission Information
Office of Graduate Admission
[email protected]