Criminal Justice (J.D./M.S. Joint Degree)

The Law School and the Department of Criminal Justice offer a joint degree program in law and criminal justice (J.D./M.S. in Criminal Justice). Students must be separately admitted to both the Law School and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program.

Students must complete all the requirements for both degrees. Law School courses count for up to nine elective credits toward the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree. A maximum of four Criminal Justice courses may be applied to the requirements for the J.D. degree. A student must complete the first year of law school before any Criminal Justice courses may be taken toward the joint degree. Criminal Justice courses may be taken concurrently with law school courses during the second and subsequent years. The first step for the joint degree is to be admitted into the law program at Wayne State University. The second step is to contact the Law School advising office and the Department of Criminal Justice Graduate Advisor to inquire on how to apply for the joint degree program.