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JD/MA in International Relations

JD/MA in International Relations

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
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The Master of Arts in International Relations and Juris Doctor (IRJD) dual degree program prepares students for careers in national governments or international agencies, international negotiation, and human rights organizations. Students complete the JD through coursework in the School of Law (LAW), where they devote four of their electives to classes in international and/or comparative law. IR coursework complements students’ law skills by enabling them to develop regional or thematic expertise. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or a related discipline such as history or economics. Course Requirements The MA in International Relations and Juris Doctor requires a total of 92 credits. The JD requires 84 credits and the MA requires 24; however, a portion of the credits count toward both degrees, leading to a total of 92. In addition to the course requirements listed below, remaining credits should be fulfilled through approved elective courses. Students in the program typically receive both degrees in three-and-a-half years. The first year is devoted entirely to the JD; the second and third years are divided between the two degrees; the final term consists of finishing the MA program.