International Affairs and Law

The Colleges of Law and Social Sciences & Public Policy joint-degree program in Law and International Affairs, J.D./M.S., permits completion of both degree programs concurrently. Interested applicants normally begin their study at the College of Law. Once enrolled in the first-year law curriculum, interested applicants then complete all necessary documentation for the International Affairs Program application process as well as a joint-degree application before July 1st. All required documents should be returned to the College of Law Office of Admissions. Students who wish to apply for admission to both programs at the same time must apply for each program separately. Following admission to both programs, a student is required to submit the necessary joint-degree application and receive approval from the faculty advisors from the College of Law and the International Affairs Program. A joint-degree student who wishes to enroll for any coursework toward the completion of the International Affairs Master’s program before completing the first-year of law school must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law faculty program advisor.

Applicants to the Graduate Program in International Affairs must have a bachelor’s degree, an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better, and a minimum score on the GRE of 150 verbal, 150 quantitative, and 4.0 writing (combined score of 1000 if submitting GRE scores from before 2012). Applicants who have scored a 158 or better on the LSAT will have the GRE requirement waived.

Application and Degree Requirements