The Department of Politics, in cooperation with the Columbus School of Law, offers a joint J.D./M.A. program. This program allows students to pursue the J.D. and politics M.A. degrees concurrently and to finish both programs more quickly than if each degree were pursued independently.

In this program, students may apply nine semester credits earned in the law school toward the politics M.A. degree and may apply 12 semester credits earned in the politics M.A. program toward the J.D. degree.

Joint MA/JD Program

Earn a Master of Arts in either the Congressional and Presidential Studies (CAPS) program or the International Affairs program (MAIA) and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law. Twelve (12) politics credits are applied toward the J.D. and nine (9) law credits are applied toward the Master of Arts. Therefore, a student must take 21 CAPS or MAIA credits (or seven courses), plus complete the other MA requirements.

These programs require application to and acceptance by the Columbus School of Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.