Collaborative M.A. in History and J.D. in Law (99 credits) 

The University at Albany’s Department of History and the Albany Law School have established a collaborative arrangement for graduate students seeking to obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) in History and the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law, via execution of a formal Articulation Agreement.

The dual J.D./M.A. degree program enables students to earn both degrees in, at most, four years of full-time study rather than the usual five. The University will credit Albany Law School students with up to six elective credits toward M.A. History program requirements by completion of relevant Albany Law School courses. Similarly, Albany Law School will credit law students who enter the History M.A. program with up to twelve relative elective credits toward the completion of the J.D. degree.

Drawing on the disciplinary parallels between history and the law, this collaborative course of study provides a space in which students can hone their skills of research, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. By combining historical and legal training, the M.A./J.D. also equips students with wide-ranging topical expertise. The modern workplace demands fresh perspective. M.A./J.D. graduates have the skills and knowledge to thrive in the most competitive professional environments.

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