Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dual Degree MA / JD with School of Law


* Please note that the GRE/LSAT requirement has not been waived for the Dual Degree program in Law.

The School of Law and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies offer one of the few programs in the United States leading to the Doctor of Jurisprudence and the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (degree code: 760570). The program combines the study of law with interdisciplinary area studies and language courses. It responds to the increased need in both the public and private sectors for legal specialists with a thorough understanding of the economics, geography, history, politics, and culture of the Middle East and North Africa.
Students can begin the dual degree program in either program. It may be preferable to start in the MES program during the first year, and then begin Law classes in the second year, so the student can stay with their 3-year Law school cohort. Generally, a student with the requisite language background can obtain both degrees in eight semesters.

 

Degree Requirements: Doctor of Jurisprudence

86 credits
J.D. Coursework
*please check the School of Law website for current program requirements.  

 

Master's in Middle Eastern Studies — with Thesis 

4 courses
(12 credits)
MES Graduate Seminars
 
2 courses
(6 credits)
Intermediate to Advanced Language Courses*
2 courses
(6 credits)
courses specific to the methods or theories relevant to the student’s disciplinary focus, approved by the Graduate Adviser
2 courses
(6 credits)
Master's Thesis; taken sequentially 

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Master's in Middle Eastern Studies — with Report 

5 courses
(15 credits)
MES Graduate Seminars
2 courses
(6 credits)
Intermediate to Advanced Language Courses*
3 courses
(9 credits)
courses specific to the methods or theories relevant to the student’s disciplinary focus, approved by the Graduate Adviser
1 course
(3 credits)
Master's Report; taken the last semester

 

 



Kelly Houck, MES Graduate Coordinator
School of Law Information

We encourage prospective students to read our Graduate Admissions FAQ, as many general questions are answered on our website.

For more information, please visit the Graduate Admissions section. 

 


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