Family and 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 both colleges or departments, a joint-degree student is required to submit the necessary joint-degree application and receive approval from the faculty advisor at the College of Law and the faculty advisor in the Department of Family & Child Sciences to pursue the joint degree.  Interested applicants normally begin their study at the College of Law. A joint-degree student who wishes to enroll for any course work in the other college or department before completing the first-year of law school must obtain the prior written approval of the College of Law faculty program advisor.  Current law students may also apply to the joint-degree program by the end of 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 their GRE requirement waived. Applicants should contact the department directly to obtain specific information on the necessary GRE requirements.


Application and Degree Requirements