The JD/MS program will expand the knowledge base and career options of students. The disciplines of criminal justice and law share common interests in identifying opportunities to create the conditions for justice, social equality, and societal well-being. The dual degree is designed to provide students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the social, political, legal, economic context in which they are found. Solving these problems requires interdisciplinary knowledge and an analytical and practical skill set that includes interprofessional problem solving. 

Up to 16 credits of coursework in the dual-degree program can be counted toward both the JD degree and the MS degree. Of these 16 credits, no more than 12 credits of non–law courses can count toward the JD degree. 

Students will take law courses during semesters spent in the School of Law. Students will take criminology courses during semesters spent in in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Please consult the School of Law for more information about JD requirements. Additionally, please consult SCCJ for more information about MS requirements.

All JD students, including FlexJD students, are ordinarily eligible to apply into dual degree pathways.