Suffolk University

MSCJS/JD Dual Degree

Suffolk University
In massachusetts (USA)

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Typology Master
Location Massachusetts (USA)
Duration 4 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Massachusetts (USA)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Suffolk’s Master of Crime & Justice Studies/Juris Doctor dual degree will help you master legal principles and techniques as you work both within and beyond the boundaries of the crime and justice system. And you can earn your degrees on an expedited schedule.
You can pursue your MSCJS/JD dual degree either full- or part-time. The curriculum consists of 80 Law School credits and 24 College credits.

You may apply for this dual-degree program before you enter Suffolk University, during your first year of full-time MSCJS studies, or during your second or third year of study at the Law School.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

You'll earn this dual degree at both the College of Art & Sciences and Suffolk University Law School. Through your advanced studies, you'll emerge prepared to think critically and act decisively to improve outcomes for both individuals and communities. Our faculty roster of leading thinkers in the field and hands-on internships will further help you maximize your professional potential.

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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Crime & Justice
Crime and Communities
Quantitative Analysis
Civil Procedure

Course programme

First Year

Fall Semester
  • CJ-701 Seminar in Crime & Justice
  • CJ-702 Research Methods

Choose two courses from an approved list of courses in a specialized area of Crime & Justice Studies.

Spring Semester
  • CJ-681 Crime and Communities
  • CJ-709 Quantitative Analysis

Choose two courses from an approved list of courses in a specialized area of Crime & Justice Studies.

Second Year

Fall Semester
  • 2040 AD Contracts
  • 2060 AD Property
  • 2070 AD Civil Procedure
  • 2080 AD Criminal Law
  • 1000 AD Legal Practice Skills
Spring Semester
  • 2040 AD Contracts
  • 2050 AD Torts
  • 2060 AD Property
  • 2090 AD Constitutional Law
  • 1000 AD Legal Practice Skills
Third Year
  • 2140 AD Professional Responsibility

This course may be taken at any time during the second or third year of Law School.

At the end of the first year of Law School, students must complete at least three courses chosen from a Base Menu (6 credits of Experiential Learning, 2 non-credit CLE Programs, 50 non-credit hours of practical training, and the Legal Writing Requirement) as specified by the Law School.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Electives in Law

Students are encouraged to specific areas relevant to their interest in crime and justice by selecting classes and clinics/internships from available offerings. Evening students who have not completed their MSCJS requirements may elect to enroll in one of the Internships or Practica in Crime and Justice Studies (CJ-783, CJ-784, CJ-785) to obtain direct experience in the field.

Spring Semester

Electives in Law

Track II

Track II of the JD/MSCJS program is substantially the same as Track I except that the first- and second-year curricula are reversed. This track is for first-year law students entering the dual degree program.

Track III

This track is for second-year law students entering the dual degree program. During years three and four, these students will take both law and MSCJS courses.

The Law School Curriculum and Requirements are available on the Law School website.

Crime & Justice Studies Courses
  • CJ-681 Crime and Communities
  • CJ-685 Seminar in Corrections
  • CJ-686 Seminar in Juvenile Justice
  • CJ-687 Justice & the Community Courts
  • CJ-688 Restorative Justice
  • CJ-691 Intimate Violence & Sexual Assault
  • CJ-692 Criminal Justice Policy
  • CJ-694 Critical Victimology
  • CJ-695 Special Topics
  • CJ-698 Community-Based Responses to Violence Against Women
  • CJ-701 Seminar in Crime & Justice
  • CJ-702 Research Methods
  • CJ-704 Legal Issues in Criminal Justice System
  • CJ-705 Class, Race, Gender & Justice
  • CJ-709 Quantitative Analysis
  • CJ-730 Bad Girls?
  • CJ-731 Youth Programming
  • CJ-732 Adolescent Risks and Resilience
  • CJ-734 Youth Gangs
  • CJ-783 Practicum in Crime & Justice Studies I
  • CJ-784 Practicum in Crime & Justice Studies II
  • CJ-786 Internship in Crime & Justice Studies I
  • CJ-787 Internship in Crime & Justice Studies II
  • CJ-910 Independent Study

Additional information

Cost Per Credit (2019-2020)

For part-time students -  $1,720

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