May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Simultaneous Enrollment in M.A. in Economics and J.D. Degree Programs


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Admission


The Department of Economics and the College of Law at Northern Illinois University offer the opportunity for simultaneous enrollment in the M.A. and J.D. degree programs to qualified graduate students. Students must be admitted to both the M.A. program and the J.D. program. Students who apply with sufficient math and statistics course work from their undergraduate degree may petition the Department of Economics to waive the GRE exam requirement.

Requirements


Since students enroll in two separate degree programs, to receive both degrees students must meet all of the graduation requirements for both degree programs. A student may obtain either degree prior to completing all requirements for the other degree.

Students are required to complete the ninety-seven (97) hours of course work; seventy-eight (78) hours of which must be from the College of Law and nineteen (19) hours from the Department of Economics.

To fulfill the total hour requirements for the separate degrees, twelve (12) hours of J.D. course work will be counted toward the M.A. in Economics and twelve (12) hours of course work with a grade of B or better within the Department of Economics will be counted toward the J.D. degree.

Within the Department of Economics, students are required to take the following:

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