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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, (MA/JD)

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Dual MA-JD Program

Program Admission

Admission to the dual program will require separate admission to each program. However, for applications to the joint program, the Political Science Department will accept LSAT scores in lieu of the GRE. Students are admitted into each program separately; completion of one degree is not contingent upon completion of both.

Program Requirements

Dual Credit

Students may earn up to a maximum of sixteen hours of dual credit for law courses taken at the law school. The following courses will qualify for both the JD and MA in Political Science:

Law Courses Required at Law School:

Constitutional Law 4 hours, Criminal Law 3 hours, Criminal Procedure I 3 hours

Law School Electives:

Administrative Law 3 hours, Criminal Procedure II 2 hours, Federal Courts A 2 hours, Federal Courts B 2 hours, Civil Rights 3 hours, Constitutional Law Seminar 2 hours, Tennessee Constitutional Law 2 hours, Jurisprudence 2 hours, International Law 3 hours, Comparative Law 3 hours, Immigration Law 3 hours, Environmental Law 3 hours

Other Requirements

  1. For students in the dual program, their first year of law school must include only classes that are part of the JD program.
  2. With the above exceptions, all the normal requirements for admission and graduation for a JD and for an MA in Political Science apply.
  3. See the Law School’s Academic Regulations, pp. 14-16, for current JD requirements.

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