Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Wayne Law offers a concurrent degree program in law and criminal justice (J.D./M.S. in criminal justice). The J.D./M.S. program equips students with knowledge and competence in both law and criminal justice for professional work where legal issues intersect with matters of crime and justice.


Visit criminal justice admissions to learn about specific program admissions requirements.


The Justice Scholars Program in Criminal Justice covers all tuition and fees for two master's students per year.

Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree

For more information about the J.D. portion of the J.D./M.S. in criminal justice program, contact Academic Affairs at or 313-577-3997.

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Charles Klahm, graduate director

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