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Juris Doctor - Joint Degree Programs

JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


The J.D./M.B.A. program is designed for those students seeking advanced education in business administration in addition to education in the law.
Applicants for the J.D./M.B.A. program must apply separately to the School of Law and to the College of Business graduate programs and be accepted individually to both. The schools together will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. The J.D./M.B.A. applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree as well as satisfactory completion of 30 – 36 credit hours of designated undergraduate business course requirements.
Normal degree requirements of 90 credit hours (juris doctor) and 33 credit hours in 700- and 800-level coursework (master of business administration) are complemented and reduced to 81 credit hours (juris doctor) and 24 credit hours (master of business administration). Each program is reduced by nine semester hours as each program accepts, as part of its requirement, nine semester hours from the other program.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded.
Students participating in the joint program must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.30 (4.0 scale) in the School of Law and 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the College of Business Administration.
Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded the juris doctor or master of business administration degree only if they fulfill the requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the School of Law or graduate bulletins, respectively.


JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS—RELIGIOUS STUDIES


The J.D./M.A. in religious studies program is designed for those students seeking advanced education in the academic study of religion in addition to an education in the law. Concentrations in ethics, biblical studies, and religious studies are available in the M.A. program.
Applicants for the J.D./M.A. in religious studies program must apply separately to the School of Law and to the College of Arts and Sciences graduate program and be accepted individually to both. The schools together will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. The joint degree applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree as well as satisfactory completion of 9 – 12 credit hours of religious studies/philosophy.
Normal degree requirements of 90 semester hours (juris doctor) and 30 semester hours (master of arts) are complemented and reduced to 81 semester hours (juris doctor) and 21 semester hours (master of arts). Each program is reduced by nine semester hours as each program accepts, as part of its requirement, nine semester hours from the other program.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded.
Students participating in the joint program must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.30 (4.0 scale) in the School of Law and 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded the juris doctor or master of arts degree only if they fulfill the requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the School of Law or graduate bulletins, respectively.
For further information on the M.A., please write: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, (504) 865-3060.


JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS—MASS COMMUNICATIONS


The J.D./M.A. in mass communications program is designed for those anticipating careers in communications law, management, and policy making. Through the program, future communication lawyers acquire an understanding of the industry. Future managers and policy makers obtain the legal knowledge and skills that allow them to operate effectively in the regulatory environment.
Applicants for the joint degree program must apply separately to the School of Law and to the Department of Communications graduate program and be accepted individually to both. Together, the schools will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. The applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree.
Normal degree requirements of 90 semester hours (juris doctor) and 30 semester hours plus a six-hour thesis or professional project (master of arts) are complemented and reduced to 81 semester hours (juris doctor) and 21 semester hours (master of arts) plus the thesis or project. Each program is thus reduced by nine semester hours as each accepts, as part of its requirement, nine semester hours from the other.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded. Joint degree students will also successfully complete LAW L845, Mass Communication Law, and LAW L850, Copyright Law. In addition, where appropriate, one member of the law faculty will participate in the candidate’s M.A. thesis review committee. Students participating in the joint program must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.30 (4.0 scale) in the School of Law and 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the Department of Communications, with no grade lower than a C in the latter.
Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded the juris doctor or master of arts degree only if they fulfill the requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the School of Law or graduate bulletins, respectively.
For further information on the M.A., please write: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communications, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, (504) 865-3296.


JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING


The J.D./M.U.R.P. program is designed for those seeking professional training in planning cities and regions with specific emphasis given to their social, economic, environmental, political, and physical aspects, as well as the interaction of these factors. This program is offered in conjunction with the University of New Orleans (UNO) through its College of Urban and Public Affairs. The objective of the program is to prepare students to be planners in city, regional, state, and federal planning agencies; private consulting firms and public service organizations; and other public or private institutions.
Applicants for this joint program must apply separately to the School of Law and to the UNO College of Urban and Public Affairs and be accepted individually to both. The schools together will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. The applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree.
Normal degree requirements of 90 semester hours (juris doctor) and 45 credit hours including a three- to six-hour thesis (M.U.R.P.) are complemented and reduced to 81 semester hours (juris doctor) and 36 credit hours (M.U.R.P.) plus the thesis. Each program is thus reduced by nine semester hours as each accepts, as part of its requirements, nine semester hours from the other program.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded. A student will not be allowed to enroll in Loyola School of Law courses in Clinical Seminar, Legal Research, or Independent Study. The nine hours of credit earned at UNO in the M.U.R.P. program will count toward the total earned hours at Loyola but will not affect the student’s cumulative Loyola grade point average. No credit will be awarded for a course taken in the UNO/M.U.R.P. program unless the grade is at least equal to a C+ on the Loyola grading scale. No credit will be accepted until a student has successfully completed the first year of study at Loyola with an average of 2.3 or better. The student must maintain an average of 2.5 or better in the M.U.R.P. program.
Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded either the juris doctor or master of urban and regional planning degree only if they fulfill the requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the Loyola School of Law or UNO graduate bulletins, respectively. For further information on the M.U.R.P., please write: Graduate Coordinator, CUPA, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, (504) 286-6277.


JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


The J.D./M.P.A. program is designed for those seeking an advanced degree in the field of governmental administration. This program is offered by the University of New Orleans (UNO) from the UNO College of Urban and Public Affairs. The program is interdisciplinary, with equal participation from the College of Urban and Public Affairs, the College of Business Administration, and the Department of Political Science at UNO.
Applicants for this joint program must apply separately to the School of Law and to the UNO College of Urban and Public Affairs and be accepted individually to both. The schools together will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. The applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree.
Normal degree requirements of 90 semester hours (juris doctor) and 42 credit hours including a six-hour thesis (M.P.A.) are complemented and reduced to 81 semester hours (juris doctor) and 33 credit hours (M.P.A.) plus the thesis. Each program is thus reduced by nine semester hours as each accepts, as part of its requirements, nine semester hours from the other program.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded. A student will not be allowed to enroll in Loyola School of Law courses in Clinical Seminar, Legal Research, or Independent Study. The nine hours of credit earned at UNO in the M.P.A. program will count toward the total earned hours at Loyola but will not affect the student’s cumulative Loyola grade point average. No credit will be awarded for a course taken in the UNO M.P.A. program unless the grade is at least equal to a C+ on the Loyola grading scale. No credit will be accepted until a student has successfully completed the first year of study at Loyola with an average of 2.3 or better. The student must maintain an average of 2.5 or better in the M.P.A. program.
Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded either the juris doctor or master of public administration degree only if they fulfill the requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the Loyola School of Law or UNO graduate bulletins, respectively.
For further information on the M.P.A., please write: Graduate Coordinator, CUPA, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, (504) 286-6277.

Updated August 18, 2005