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J.D./M.A./Ph.D. in Philosophy

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts or Doctorate in Philosophy

J.D./Philosophy students must satisfactorily complete the graduation requirements for both the J.D. degree and the M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy degree. Separate diplomas will be awarded, and upon satisfactory completion of the program, a Joint Degree Certificate will be awarded as well.

J.D./Philosophy students are required to take the first year of law school and the first year of Philosophy coursework as intact blocks. The first year at the Law Center may be taken either immediately prior to or immediately after completing one year of Philosophy coursework, but no earlier or later.

J.D./M.A. in Philosophy degree candidates must complete 100 academic credits (76 credits of Law Center courses and 24 credits (or 18 credits and a thesis) of Philosophy coursework). Nine credits of Philosophy coursework will count towards the J.D. degree requirements, and 6 credits of J.D. coursework will count towards the M.A. in Philosophy degree requirements. The program also requires J.D./M.A. in Philosophy students to: (1) pass a comprehensive examination in Philosophy; (2) successfully complete a Professional Responsibility course and the upperclass legal writing requirement at the Law Center; and (3) maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00 in the Philosophy program and the required minimum cumulative grade point average for the J.D. program (see the Juris Doctor Program chapter of Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies). Students matriculating at the Law Center in Fall 2016 or later must also complete 6 credits of experiential coursework at the Law Center.

The J.D./Ph.D. in Philosophy degree candidates must complete 112 academic credits (76 credits of Law Center courses and 36 credits of Philosophy coursework). Nine credits of Philosophy coursework will count towards the J.D. degree requirements, and 9 credits of J.D. coursework will count towards the Ph.D. in Philosophy degree requirements. The program also requires J.D./Ph.D. students to: (1) successfully complete three comprehensive examinations in Philosophy; (2) successfully complete a dissertation; (3) successfully complete a Professional Responsibility course and the upperclass legal writing requirement at the Law Center; and (4) maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00 in the Philosophy program and the required minimum cumulative grade point average for the J.D. program (see the Juris Doctor Program chapter of Georgetown Law Student Handbook of Academic Policies)Students matriculating at the Law Center in Fall 2016 or later must also complete 6 credits of experiential coursework at the Law Center.

For more detailed information, please read the J.D./Master of Arts or Doctorate in Philosophy Joint Degree Handbook.

 

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