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Joint J.D.-MA. Program


What will I learn?

The Department of Politics, in cooperation with the 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 School of Law toward the politics M.A. degree and may apply twelve semester credits earned in the politics M.A. program toward the J.D. degree. Details of this program are available from the department. Students may elect to write a master’s thesis, for which they receive six hours of credit, on a topic approved by the department and the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Students who do not choose to write a thesis must demonstrate research competence by means of the papers prepared for their research seminars. Two such papers must be submitted to the department for review and approval.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Politics

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
US$39,000.00 per year
Start date

To be confirmed


School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Politics

The Catholic University of America,

620 Michigan Avenue NE,


District Of Columbia,

20064, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A completed CUA Graduate Application for Admission, Personal Statement, Official Transcripts from all Institutions of Higher Learning, Certification of Proficiency in Computer Science, 3 Letters of Recommendation, GRE and MAT Test Scores - The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for admission into most programs. Even if the GRE is not required for admission for your program of interest, it is required for scholarship eligibility, If the Student's native is not English then he/she have to write the TOEFL test. Students must achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in order to fulfill the requirements for the degree. Students may be allowed to repeat courses to improve their standing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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