Dual Degree Master of Arts Program in History and Juris Doctor
This program allows accepted applicants to obtain an M.A. in History and a J.D. from the School of Law. Applicants apply to each degree program separately. Students may apply to the Department of History either concurrently with their application to NYU School of Law or during the first year of study at the law school. Admission to one degree program does not depend upon nor guarantee admission to the second degree program; all admissions decisions are made distinctly. The J.D.-M.A. program enables students to complete a J.D. and earn a master's degree in four years. Under some circumstances, it may be possible to complete the program in seven semesters. The dual degree program is offered only on a full-time basis. The School of Law requires 83 points for the J.D. and the M.A. requires 32 points. Students enrolled in the dual degree program may apply 12 points of credit earned toward the M.A. to the J.D. and 8 points earned toward the J.D. may be applied toward the M.A., resulting in 20 points of savings allowing the student to earn both degrees with only 95 total points completed. Information on the requirements for the J.D. may be found in the School of Law bulletin.