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Application Timing

May I apply for the M.A. or Ph.D. program after I am accepted into the law school or other program?

With the exception of the J.D./M.A.S.S.P. program, applicants may apply for a joint degree program after they are accepted into the law school or another program. You may apply for a joint M.A. or Ph.D. program during the first year of either the J.D. or the graduate or doctoral degree program. Although it is recommended that you apply to the J.D. and desired graduate or doctoral degree program at the same time, it is not required. Many first year law students apply to the additional program in the fall of the 1L year and become joint degree candidates if admitted. Since admission decisions are made independently, applicants are not guaranteed any special admissions consideration if you are already enrolled in or accepted to another program.

Beginning in January 2011, new policy requires applicants interested in admission to the J.D./M.A.S.S.P. program apply to both the M.A. and the J.D. programs simultaneously.

Please note that applicants to the Joint J.D./LL.M. degree programs are not allowed to apply for one of the Joint J.D./LL.M. Programs until the end of their 2L or 3E year at Georgetown Law.

Do I have to apply for the J.D. and M.A. or Ph.D. programs at the same time?

Although it is recommended that you apply to these programs at the same time, with the exception of the J.D./M.A.S.S.P. program, it is not required. Many first year law students apply to the additional program in the fall of the 1L year and become joint degree candidates if admitted.

Do I have to apply for the J.D. and LL.M. programs at the same time?

No. Georgetown J.D. students may only apply for one of the Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree Programs at the end of their 2L or 3E year. Applications must be submitted between May 1 and June 30 of the 2L/3E year.

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