at Albany’s Department of History and the Albany Law School have established a
collaborative arrangement for graduate students seeking to obtain a Master of
Arts (M.A.) in History and the Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law. Drawing on the disciplinary parallels between
history and the law, this collaborative course of study provides a space in
which students can hone their skills of research, analysis, interpretation, and
presentation. By combining historical and legal training, the M.A./J.D. also
equips students with wide-ranging topical expertise. The modern workplace
demands fresh perspective. M.A./J.D. graduates have the skills and knowledge to
thrive in the most competitive professional environments.
J.D./M.A. in History degree program enables students to earn both degrees in,
at most, four years of full-time study, rather than the usual five. The program
is designed so that six law school credits may be applied toward the M.A. degree
and 12 credits from the M.A. in History may be applied toward the J.D. degree.
information about the M.A. program and admissions: