The JD/MA dual degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an exciting new program articulated between the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Albany Law School. This program allows graduate students to combine their interests in feminist, critical race, and social justice issues with legal studies, leading to professional employment in law, advocacy, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, and community organizing, to name a few.
Students in the JD/MA dual degree program will fulfill requirements for both degrees, which may be completed in four years or less. They will spend their first year at Albany Law School and their second year in the M.A. program. The arrangement of the remaining two years is flexible (see curriculum map as a model). Students wishing to enroll in a dual degree program must meet the admissions requirements of each school, including the completion of the LSAT for Albany Law.
Students in dual-degree programs must earn 87 credits to receive the JD degree. A maximum of 12 credits earned in the M.A. program may count toward the 87 required credits. This maximum means that students must earn 75 credits at Albany Law School to obtain both degrees.
The M.A. in WGSS requires a total of 32 credits, including several core courses, a Master's Final Project, and elective courses forming a cohesive cluster. A maximum of 9 credits earned in the J.D. program may count toward the 32 required credits (and may possibly form the cohesive cluster requirement).
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