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College of Law

Florida State University


Family & Child Sciences and Law

The College of Law and the Department of Family & Child Sciences joint-degree program in Law and Family & Child Sciences, J.D./M.S., permits completion of both degree programs concurrently.  Following admission to either program, a joint-degree student is required to submit the necessary joint-degree application. Interested applicants normally begin their study at the College of Law. A joint-degree student who wishes to enroll for any coursework in the other college or department before completing the first-year of law school must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law. Current law students may also apply to the joint-degree program by the deadline during their first year in law school. Once enrolled in the first-year law curriculum they will then complete all necessary documentation through the Department of Family & Child Sciences as well as a joint-degree application before April 1st. All required documents should be returned to the College of Law Office of Admissions.

Applicants to the Department of Family & Child Sciences must have a bachelor’s degree and an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better. Applicants who have scored a 160 or better on the LSAT will have the GRE requirement waived.