J.D./M.A. FAQs

For details of the MA application process, see the Philosophy Department website. The only “shortcut” available to currently enrolled Georgia State JD candidates is this: you may ask Tricia Rackliffe, the College of Law Registrar, to forward a copy of your JD application file to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Office. Your LSAT score may count in lieu of the GRE, and your LSDAS transcript can substitute for your undergraduate transcript.
Students enrolled at Georgia State do not pay a flat tuition fee, but pay a per-credit-hour rate. Students enrolled in the Joint JD/MA program will pay the per-credit-hour rate assigned by the College offering the course, plus the flat Mandatory Student Fee charged each semester.
Students enrolled in the Joint Program are eligible for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) in the College of Law, and for Graduate Office Assistantships (GOAs), Graduate Learning Assitantships (GLAs), and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) in the Philosophy Department. Every effort will be made to secure a College of Law GRA position for each JD/MA candidate, for each semester in which she is enrolled in the Joint Program and taking Law courses. No guarantees can be made, however, either as to availability or amount.
The Philosophy graduate program does not offer evening classes. The Department has found almost no demand for courses at that time and much more demand for courses during the day.
Yes, however, the College of Law does not normally permit enrollment in the joint degree program after a student has completed more than 20 semester hours
No credit hours for MA course work will be applied toward JD degree requirements until the MA degree is awarded. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both degree requirements simultaneously or by completing the degree requirements for the MA first. Similarly, no credit hours of JD course work will be applied toward MA degree requirements until the JD degree is awarded. Students can satisfy this requirement by completing both degree requirements simultaneously or by completing the degree requirements for the JD first. As stated in the College of Law Bulletin, a law student must earn 90 semester hours of credit to qualify for the JD degree
No. To participate in the program, JD candidates must be accepted and enroll in the MA program before they received the JD. Similarly, MA candidates must be accepted and enroll in the JD program before they received the MA.
 
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