Information Studies and Law (J.D./M.S.)

The College of Law and the School of Information joint-degree program in Law and Information Studies, J.D./M.L.I.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 at the School of Information 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 coursework 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 law school they will then complete all necessary documentation for the application process through the School of Information as well as a joint-degree application before July 1st. All required documents should be returned to the College of Law Office of Admissions.

Applicants to the School of Information must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better. Applicants who have scored 160 or better on the LSAT will have the GRE requirement waived. Applicants should contact the department directly to obtain specific information on the necessary GRE requirements.

Application and Degree Requirements