The JD/MIA program in Law and International Affairs at The City University of New York capitalizes on the CUNY School of Law’s nationally renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with the Colin Powell School’s internationally recognized scholarship addressing critical topics of societal concern from multiple intellectual perspectives.
Students must be admitted to both the CUNY School of Law and to the Colin Powell School.
The dual program prepares lawyers to understand the political, economic, social and cultural dynamics of international affairs preparing them for careers working for governments, international organizations and international non-government organizations and enhancing their ability to function as social justice lawyers in an increasingly globalized environment.
The MIA portion of the program, housed at the Colin Powell School on CCNY’s campus, focuses on core issues in international policy, including: theories of international relations; international political economy, international law & organization; and security.
- Theories of International Relations
- International Organizations
- International Law
- International Political Economy
- Quantitative Methods
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Law View 143 other Masters in International Law in United States
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university anywhere in the world
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (or its equivalent)
- Three letters of recommendation
- A written one or two-page analysis of a particular author, scholar, or published work that has been influential in your interest in pursuing a graduate degree in international relations
- 500-word statement of how the JD/MIA will advance the applicant’s career goals
- GRE not required. However, LSAT is required by CUNY Law
- a completed 2021-22 application (submitted electronically through LSAC.org on or before May 15th)
- a non-refundable $60 (U.S.) application fee;
- a personal statement;
- a resume;
- an active and complete CAS subscription
- two letters of recommendation
- if you answered “yes” to any of the Character and Fitness questions on the application form, you must attach an addendum with complete explanation, including relevant dates.
International33330 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1010 USD per credit during 12 months.
National33330 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1010 USD per credit during 12 months.
- Full-time - $6,375 per Semester
- Part-time - $545 per Credit
In-State $15,450 / year
Out-of-State $25,640 / year
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