The School of Law and UCLA’s Center for African American Studies offer a four-year, concurrent degree program leading to both a J.D. and an M.A. in Afro-American Studies. This is the first program of its kind in the country. Graduates of the program will be equipped to practice law with a fuller understanding of its intersections with the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of the African-American experience, and to provide essential social and political leadership within or for the Black community.

JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES (M.A.)
(School of Law and Afro-American Studies Center)
- A four year program (120 weeks of residency credit).
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Juris Doctor degree (87 semester units of mandatory first year, Professional Responsibility and upper division elective courses).
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Masters degree in Afro-American Studies, including required coursework, written thesis, and fulfillment of a foreign language requirement.

For more detailed information about Joint Degree Requirements, please see the Summary of Academic Standards.

Information About the African American Studies Portion of the Joint Degree Program
J.D./M.A. African American Studies
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