J.D./M.A. (Political Science) Program
The Law School and the Political Science Department, College of Liberal Arts, offer a concurrent degree in law and political science (J.D./M.A.).
The program requires students to satisfy the degree requirements of both the Law School and the Political Science Department. The Political Science Department requires the completion of 33 credit hours including a three-credit essay. Credit distribution must consist of 21 credits of political science, including PS 5630, 7660, the essay credits, and 12 credits in law courses. Remaining credits are taken in a major concentration, ordinarily American Politics and Government, Public Administration or Public Policy. A written comprehensive exam in the student’s major area of concentration is given at the end of coursework in political science.
Students must be separately admitted to both the Law School and to the Department of Political Science to pursue the concurrent degree. Students accepted to the Law School need not take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be admitted to the Department of Political Science, although they must meet all other department requirements.
For more information about the J.D. portion of the J.D./M.A. (Political Science) Program, contact:
Dean of Students Office
Visit the WSU Department of Political Science for more information.