The SJMC and University of Minnesota Law School offer an M.A./J.D. and Ph.D./J.D dual degree program in mass communication and law.
The University of Minnesota offers a unique opportunity to students who are interested in earning either an M.A. or Ph.D. and a J.D. in five years. The SJMC is regarded as one of the top graduate programs in mass communication and the University of Minnesota’s Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. This program boasts attributes that other programs cannot: A top law school, a major media market, and a thriving graduate program in Mass Communication. All these factors make the University of Minnesota a clear choice for students interested in studying mass communication law. This innovative degree programs enables students to tailor their education to suit future career goals. By permitting students to apply a limited number of credits towards degree requirements in both schools, combined programs save time and tuition expense, compared to seeking separate degrees.
Prospective students will apply to the Graduate School and the Law School separately, but admissions will be coordinated between the two schools. Applications can be found online at the Graduate School Web site and the Law School Web site.
Law students enrolled in their first year at the University of Minnesota are eligible to apply. Law students need only to apply to the Mass Communication program. View the mass communication program application instructions.
You may contact the Graduate Student Services office at email@example.com with program or application questions.