Juris Doctor, J.D./Applied Politics, MAP
This joint J.D./Master of Applied Politics degree combines the two degrees while allowing students to complete requirements with fewer credits than taking the degrees separately. To be accepted into the program, a student must meet the admission requirements of the School of Law, the Graduate School, and the Department of Political Science.
Students must complete the following:
J.D. required courses - 44 credits
MAP required courses - 24 credits (18 credits core courses; 6 credits required electives)
|Joint Law School/Political Science Course|
|3700/9200:655||Campaign and Election Law||3|
|J.D. Elective Courses|
|Select at least three credits of the following:||3|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Supreme Court Seminar|
|Law Firm Administration Seminar|
|Local Government Law|
|Seminar in Selected Legal Problems|
|Individual Studies & Research|
|Select two from the following:||6|
|Politics and the Media|
|Survey Research Methods|
|Political Opinion, Behavior & Electorial Politics|
|Seminar in Comparative Politics|
|Seminar in National Politics|
|Seminar in Public Policy Agendas & Decisions|
|Special Topics in Political Science|
|Internship in Government & Politics|
Prepare an applied politics portfolio containing:
- At least two major papers prepared for required courses.
- An applied politics capstone project assigned by the student’s advisor.
Pass an oral defense of the applied politics portfolio.