Additional Academic Programs - Law

Students in the School of Law have a wide variety of additional academic options before them, including a number of other degree and certificate programs available at the University of Missouri that can make a good accompaniment to the J.D.  Below is a description of some of those options.

Certificates

Dual/Concurrent Degrees

Certificates:

Center for the Digital Globe (Certificate)

The Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG), established by the College of Business, School of Journalism, School of Law, and Department of Textile and Apparel Management in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, offers an interdepartmental certificate to graduate students of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The certificate program supplements the students' graduate studies within the various colleges and schools that make up the University. This is not a degree-granting program. Instead, the certificate attests to the students' successful completion of a required course of study with emphasis on the managerial, theoretical and policy-related issues associated with digital media, electronic commerce and globalization.

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European Union (Certificate)

Designed to complement existing degrees, the Graduate Certificate Program consists of 12 credit hours of study to be completed in a variety of settings over four semesters. A portion of the coursework takes place via the electronic classroom, allowing students to pursue their Certificate while maintaining work responsibilities or completing other degree programs. Students typically begin their studies during the winter semester, though the program is flexible to accommodate different scheduling needs.

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Dual/Concurrent Degrees:

Business Administration (Masters)

Students completing the Law and Business course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and the MBA degree from the School of Business. This course of study may be completed in four years. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the MBA degree.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/mba-business.shtml.

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Economics (Masters)

The Department of Economics and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in economics and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in economics normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/ma-economics.shtml.

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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (Masters)

With and Emphasis in Higher Education

The College of Education's Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in higher education with a concentration in general higher education administration and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in higher and continuing education normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/ma-educational.shtml.

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Health Administration (Masters)

Students completing this course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and the MHA degree from the Health Management and Informatics graduate program. This course of study may be completed in four years and an additional summer session. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the MHA degree.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/mha-health-admin.shtml.

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Human Development & Family Studies (Masters)

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both a JD degree from the School of Law and an MS or MA degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Although a Master's degree normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/mams-human-dev.shtml.

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Journalism (Masters)

The School of Journalism and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in journalism and a J.D. degree in law. This program is especially suitable for students interested in enhancing their competencies, qualifications, and career options through the successful completion of two complementary professional programs. Although an MA degree in journalism normally requires two years of study, and a J.D. requires three, many students will be able to complete the full program in four years.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/ma-journalism.shtml.

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Journalism (Doctorate)

The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and School of Law offer an integrated program for students seeking both a Ph.D. degree in journalism and a J.D. degree in law. Students should consider this program if they are interested in teaching or in senior-level practice or policy work in either of these fields, nationally or internationally. Although a Ph.D. degree in journalism normally requires three years of study, and a J.D. requires three, students may be able to complete the full program in as few as five years.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/phd-journalism.shtml.

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Library & Information Science (Masters)

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) and the School of Law offer an integrated program in which students may obtain both an MA degree in library and information science from SISLT and a JD degree from the School of Law. Although an MA degree in Information Science and Learning Technology with an emphasis in Library and Science normally requires two years of study, and a JD requires three, many students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/mls-library.shtml.

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Public Affairs (Masters)

Students completing the required course of study will be eligible to receive the JD degree from the School of Law and the MPA degree from the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. The course of study may be completed in four years. Normally, students require three years to complete the requirements for the JD degree and two years to complete the requirements for the MPA degree.  Additional details are available from the School of Law at http://law.missouri.edu/academics/dualdegree/mpa-public-admin.shtml.

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