How to Apply


You should submit application materials to the Washington College of Law and indicate in the "degree objective" portion of the application that you are applying for the JD/MS program. You are judged on the same criteria as non joint-degree candidates. After your JD admissions file is complete (all required materials received), an electronic copy of your file is forwarded to the School of Public Affairs for review. SPA will accept Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores in lieu of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aptitude scores.

If you are already enrolled at the law school, you may apply to the joint degree program by contacting the Office of Admissions to forward your JD application materials to the School of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Law and Criminology.

Contact Information

JD Program

MS Program

American University
Washington College of Law
Office of Admissions
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8186
Web site:
Graduate Advisor
Department of Justice, Law and Criminology
School of Public Affairs
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Web site:
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