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Political Science Graduate Program

J.D./M.A. Degree Requirements

Students usually start with courses in the School of Law. JD candidates take courses such as the following:  

  • First year: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Lawyering, Property, and Torts 
  • Upper-Class: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility 
  • Law courses required of all joint degree candidates: Administrative Law, Legislation, Jurisprudence 

For the Political Science portion, students take POLS 705: Research Design for Political Science and POLS 706: Research Methods I. Students also take graduate level courses in Political Science numbered 700 or above. 

Please see the School of Law to set up a plan if approved for admission. 

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