A joint MA/JD degree is offered in cooperation with the School of Law at the Baltimore campus. The Graduate program in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland School of Law (located in Baltimore) offers a joint program of studies leading to a MA/JD degree.

Under the terms of this program, a student may earn both degrees in four academic years. Up to nine (9) credit hours received from the Law School are transferable and will be considered as electives towards your MA degree. Supporting documentation, such as letters of recommendations, official transcripts personal statements and test scores are REQUIRED for both schools.

Candidates must be admitted to both programs separately. Admissions to one program does not automatically guarantee admissions in the other. Grade point averages in each program will be computed separately and students must maintain minimum standards in each school to continue in the program and receive both degrees. If a student's enrollment is terminated in either program, the student may elect to complete work for the degree in which he/she remains enrolled but such completion must be upon the same conditions as required of regular (non-joint program) degree candidates. Student's must submitted an approved course of study by the Graduate Director of UMCP and the Dean of the Law School.

For more information regarding the joint MA/JD program, please contact:

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

500 West Baltimore Street 2220 LeFrak Hall, 7251 Preinkert Drive
Baltimore, MD 21201 College Park, MD 20742
410-706-3492 301-405-6838
admissions [at] law.umaryland.edu criminologydept [at] umd.edu


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