Law, J.D. & Urban Planning and Development, M.S. Dual Degree
Saint Louis University's School of Law and School of Social Work offer a Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Urban Planning and Development. Pairing a law degree with an urban planning and development degree creates a highly relevant and valuable combination in the local, national, and global economy.
The master’s in urban planning and development will help students understand the complex world of urban development from both the public and private sectors, and develop professional competencies in spatial and policy analysis, real estate finance, and communication across diverse audiences.
Students complete their required first-year core curriculum in SLU's School of Law. Thereafter, students may begin the urban planning and development program in addition to their law studies. Students will complete the two degrees in four or four and one-half years.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The School of Law has been continuously accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since December 1924. The accrediting body is the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
Students wishing to enter the J.D./M.S. program must fulfill all admission requirements for the School of Law and the School of Social Work. They must apply to each separately.
The dual program ordinarily will require students to complete a total of 115-118 credits of course work (82 credits in the School of Law and 33-36 credits in the Center for Sustainability) to satisfy the requirements of the two programs.
Of the 91 credits required for the J.D. degree, nine credits are satisfied by completion of Urban Planning and Development courses. Twelve credits of law courses will be accepted toward completion of the credits required for the Urban Planning and Development degree.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.