JD/ Master of Applied Politics

This joint degree program allows students to earn both the Master of Applied Politics and the Juris Doctorate in just 109 credit hours, instead of 127 credits if both degrees were earned separately. Students in this program must be accepted by both the University of Akron School of Law, the Graduate School, and the Department of Political Science.

Graduates of this joint program will have the skills necessary to work in campaign and election law, voter protection, advocacy, lobbying, and policy development.

Program Requirements:

JD Required Courses (44 credits)

MAP Required Courses (24 credits)

Joint Law School/ Political Science course:  3700:655/9200:655 Campaign and Election Law (3 credits)

JD Elective Courses (32 credits)

MAP Elective Courses (6 credits)

Capstone Portfolio

  • Capstone Project (5 chapters)
  • Final Paper from Seminar Political Influence and Organizations
  • Final Paper from Internship in Government and Politics
  • Final Paper from an additional Applied Politics course chosen by the student
  • Oral defense in front of Faculty Advisory Committee