The JD/MA program is three and a half years. Students must reserve at least 6 SIS credits to complete after JD graduation. During the first year of the program, students complete the required first-year law courses. Following the first year of law school, students take a minimum of 21 credit hours in the School of International Service. Part-time law students are also eligible to participate in the program.
- 80 credit hours (minimum) from the law school
- 21 credit hours (minimum) from SIS
- Foreign language competence is required. The requirement is PROFICIENCY in a modern foreign language. There are a variety of ways to fulfill this requirement, including the TOR exam at the language resources center http://www.american.edu/lfs/lrc/tor.htm. For more information on other options, students should contact the JD/MA academic advisor.
- Comprehensive Exam
|Degree Requirements for Joint JD/MA in International Affairs||SIS||WCL|
|Introduction to Theory in IR
Approved Theory Course
| Approved Course in International Politics Field
Intro to Quantitative Analysis
|Approved Course in International Business, Economic or Trade Law
|5 Units of General International Law Course Work||(5)|
Related SIS Field (Electives)
|Passing evaluation in one Comprehensive Examination associated with substantial research paper
|Passing evaluation in one modern foreign language|
|Total 36 credits||21||15|