Collaborative M.A. in Criminal Justice and J.D. in Law

This collaborative program brings together the resources of the School of Criminal Justice and the Albany Law School.

The University at Albany‚Äôs School of Criminal Justice and the Albany Law School have established a collaborative arrangement for graduate students seeking to obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Criminal Justice and the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law, via execution of a formal Articulation Agreement. The University will credit Albany Law School students with up to nine elective credits toward M.A. Criminal Justice program requirements by completion of relevant Albany Law School courses. Similarly, Albany Law School will credit law students who enter the Criminal Justice M.A. program with up to twelve relative elective credits toward the completion of the J.D. degree.


Prospective students interested in the M.A./J.D. program must apply and be accepted to both the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Master of Arts Program and the Albany Law School Juris Doctor Program.

Applicants to the Criminal Justice M.A. program must complete the University's online application and provide the following supporting documents:

-- Transcripts from all college-level work
-- 3 Letters of recommendation
-- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores 
-- Statement of background and goals

Admissions requirements for the Juris Doctor at Albany Law School can be found at http://albanylaw.edu/admissions/jd-admissions.

For more information on the M.A./J.D. program, please contact the School of Criminal Justice at (518) 442-5210 or scj@albany.edu.