Earn Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice degrees together in about four years to strengthen law knowledge with social science expertise that can enhance courtroom effectiveness.
Combine degrees to specialize knowledge of criminal law and gain career advantages for prosecutors and defense attorneys. You must be admitted to both the School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Earn two advanced degrees in less time than it would take to earn both separately.
Enhance your education through invaluable experiential learning opportunities related to criminal justice.
Complement your practice of law with added focus on the study of crime and the criminal justice system.
Double Your Network
Strengthen your professional network with alumni connections in both the legal and criminology fields.
What You’ll Study
Research and instruction span crime- and criminal justice-related topics, including policing, courts, corrections, law and policy, criminological theory, sentencing, victimization and program evaluation. Learn patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, policing, corrections and/or criminal justice policy to increase courtroom effectiveness.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Public Defender
- Defense Attorney
- Criminal Justice
- Human Rights
- Governmental Agency