The JD/MA is a 3½ year program (minimum time depending on the number of SIS credits taken during a student’s JD semester(s)) with the Washington College of Law (WCL) and the School of International Service (SIS). Students cannot graduate from both the JD and MA in the same semester and must complete at least six (6) credits of SIS coursework after the completing their JD degree. In addition to their JD, students in the JD/MA program receive an MA in International Affairs from SIS at the completion of the program.

During the first year of the program, students complete the required first-year law coursework at WCL. Following the first year of law school, students start taking the 21 required credit hours in the School of International Service. Part-time law students are also eligible to participate in the program.

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SIS: Top-10 School of International Affairs

The School of International Service is the largest school of international affairs in the United States, offering a wide range of small classes, recognized for their blend of theory, policy, and practice.