History and Law, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
60 months
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52190 USD/year
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About

The joint M.A./J.D. History and Law program from Catholic University of America allows students to earn the standard professional degree required to practice law, simultaneously with advanced study of history.  

Overview

The History and Law program from Catholic University of America is designed to allow students to complete the two degrees in less time (with fewer courses and credit hours) than if they did the two degree programs separately.

Legal practice requires fluency in information retrieval, research, analysis, and writing.  Moreover, understanding of historical circumstances in which legal precedent has evolved is central to many fields of law.  For these reasons, studying history at the graduate level can be a significant enhancement to legal career skills and prospects.  

Other prospective students may be interested in eventually pursuing a Ph.D. in history, with the intention of an academic career in law and a particular interest in legal history, making an M.A. taken simultaneously with a J.D. a logical starting point.  Additionally, some prospective students may simply be interested in continuing study of a subject about which they are passionate, while preparing for professional life.

Degree requirements

Students in the joint program must meet all the degree requirements for the J.D. Of the credit-hours earned toward the J.D., 9 may be applied toward the minimum of 30 credit-hours required for the M.A. in history (leaving a minimum of 7 courses or 21 credit-hours to be taken in History, of which one must be History 601).  Most other requirements apply as for the basic MA: students in the joint program must meet the same language requirement and take the same comprehensive exams, although the joint program requires one research seminar instead of the two required for the basic MA.

Admission to Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law is a prerequisite for admission to the M.A./J.D. joint degree program.  A student interested in the program would first matriculate in the law school and then apply to the joint degree program at the end of his/her first year of J.D. studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Of the credit-hours earned toward the J.D., 9 may be applied toward the minimum of 30 credit-hours required for the M.A. in history (leaving a minimum of 7 courses or 21 credit-hours to be taken in History, of which one must be History 601).  Most other requirements apply as for the basic MA: students in the joint program must meet the same language requirement and take the same comprehensive exams, although the joint program requires one research seminar instead of the two required for the basic MA.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

51 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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