Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Anthropology

Students with approval may obtain simultaneous graduate degrees in law (JD) and anthropology (MA). 

The curriculum for the J.D./M.A. in Anthropology consists of 78 credit hours of law courses, including all required subjects as established by the College of Law, 24 hours (thesis option) or 27 hours(non-thesis) in the graduate anthropology program, and 18 to 24 hours of prerequisite undergraduate anthropology courses. A maximum of 9 credit hours of 6000-level course work may be applied to the anthropology portion of the joint-degree. 

The student must consult with the J.D./M.A. in Anthropology Joint Degree Committee in selecting elective courses and must agree to take all courses recommended by the committee. This program eliminates 16 to 19 hours of coursework which would be required if the programs in law and anthropology were taken separately.