The JD/PhD program will expand the knowledge base and career options of students. The disciplines of criminology and justice policy and law share common interests in identifying opportunities to create conditions for justice, equality, and societal well-being. The dual degree will provide students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of what influences criminal justice problems and the sociopolitical, legal, and economic context in which they are found. Solving 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 PhD 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 law school. Students will take criminology courses during semesters spent in SCCJ. Please consult the School of Law for more information about JD requirements. Additionally, please consult SCCJ for more information about PhD requirements.

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