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.  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 International Affairs 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, interested applicants will then complete all necessary documentation for the application process through the Department of International Affairs 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 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 their GRE requirement waived.

Application and Degree Requirements