Degree Requirements


Master of Science

  • you may transfer 6 JD credit hours toward your MS degree.
  • a total of 33 credit hours in approved graduate work.
  • one written comprehensive examination covering both concentration areas (justice and public policy; law and society).
  • two research courses (73.680 and 73.681), in lieu of a thesis (prerequisite: a course in basic statistics or proficiency examination equivalent).

Juris Doctor

  • A total of 86 credit hours, including 6 MS credit hours you may transfer toward your JD degree.