Law/Political Science, JD/MA; Law/Political Science, JD/PhD
The Juris Doctor/Master of Arts and Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy
in Political Science are joint degrees which may be conferred by the
College of Law and the Syracuse University Political Science Department.
Students enrolled in these programs may obtain their J.D./M.A. or
J.D./Ph.D. in Political Science in substantially less time than would be
necessary if both programs were separately pursued.
Questions and inquiries should be directed to Professor Seth Jolly, Director of Graduate Studies, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students with general questions and inquiries concerning procedures
regarding joint degrees should contact Courtney Abbott Hill, Associate
Director for Student Life, Suite 220 College of Law (443-1146, email@example.com).
of Arts in International Relations/Ph.D. in Political Science
students receive the MAIR and the PhD (but not the MA in political science) by
completing a total of 79 credit hours – 58 hours of coursework along with 21
dissertation credits. The following courses will simultaneously count toward
both degree programs: PSC 651, PSC 693, PSC 783, PSC 792, PAI 762, and PAI 720
or PAI 723. All joint degree students must demonstrate competency in a second
students are required to pass qualifying examinations in two chosen fields of
specialization, generally by the end of the third year. Students must also
write and defend a doctoral dissertation.
and inquiries should be directed to Professor Seth Jolly, Director of Graduate
Students with general questions and inquiries concerning procedures regarding
this joint degree can contact Candy Brooks, Political Science Graduate/Office
or Joshua Kennedy, Associate Director, Student Services, Public Administration
and International Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org.