To be admitted to the joint M.S./J.D. program, an applicant must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, complete the admission processes and meet the admission requirements for both the School of Law and the School of Journalism. Also, the applicant must be admitted by both Schools no later than the end of the first year of study in the School of Law or the completion of more than 18 credit hours of graduate work in the School of Journalism.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is the only standardized test required for an applicant to the joint degree program. An applicant or student who is interested in entering the joint degree program should discuss his or her plans with Tien Lee, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Journalism and Crystal Mai, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Law as early as possible.
- Application Deadlines: Spring – November 1 | Fall – February 1
- One official transcript of all college-level courses. (from each college attended) Expected GPA: 3.0 or above
- LSAT scores taken within the last five years.
- A current resume
- Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s abilities. At least one reference must be an academic reference if you have been out of school less than five years.
- International students are required to submit TOEFL scores.
- International students are required to submit evidence of financial support.