MSCJS/JD Dual Degree

Suffolk’s Master of Crime & Justice Studies/Juris Doctor dual degree will help you master legal principles and techniques as you work both within and beyond the boundaries of the crime and justice system. And you can earn your degrees on an expedited schedule.

You'll earn this dual degree at both the College of Art & Sciences and Suffolk University Law School. Through your advanced studies, you'll emerge prepared to think critically and act decisively to improve outcomes for both individuals and communities. Our faculty roster of leading thinkers in the field and hands-on internships will further help you maximize your professional potential.

You can pursue your MSCJS/JD dual degree either full- or part-time. The curriculum consists of 80 Law School credits and 24 College credits.

You may apply for this dual-degree program before you enter Suffolk University, during your first year of full-time MSCJS studies, or during your second or third year of study at the Law School.

View the MSCJS/JD Curriculum

Paying for Graduate School

Cost Per Credit (2020-2021)
For part-time students

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: April 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application (submitted through Suffolk Law School)
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)
  • All official transcripts from any college and university attended
  • Official LSAT or GRE scores 
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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