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1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606

419.530.4107

Geoffrey.Rapp@utoledo.edu

JD/MACJ Program

The Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) joint degree program offers students the opportunity to earn two graduate degrees in an accelerated period of study (generally four years) from the College of Law and College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program. This joint degree program is designed for students who are interested in practicing criminal law, working as counsel to criminal justice or social service agencies, and for those interested in teaching criminal law who wish to have theoretical and practical knowledge in the law and in the field of criminal justice.

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Juris Doctor Degree

The College of Law requires the successful completion of 89 credit hours for the JD degree. Students in the JD/MACJ program may apply up to 12 credit hours of courses completed in the College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program toward satisfaction of the 89-hour requirement. In order for a MACJ course to qualify for credit toward the JD degree, the student must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better. 

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree

Students in the JD/MACJ program may apply up to 6-9 credit hours of approved upper-level courses in the College of Law toward the completion of the credit hours required for the MACJ degree. In order for a College of Law course to qualify for credit toward the MACJ degree, the student must earn a C (2.0) or better in a graded course, and a “Pass” or better in an ungraded course. Please review credit requirements from the current graduate catalog for the Criminal Justice Program within the College of Health and Human Services.

Administrative Arrangements

The JD/MACJ program is jointly administered by the College of Law and the College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program. Both colleges shall coordinate and monitor any changes that could lead to an adjustment in the integrated curriculum.

Admissions

A student must apply and be admitted to the College of Law and the College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program separately. A student’s LSAT score will be accepted by the College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program in lieu of a GRE score. Each college’s decision to admit or not to admit is based solely on that college’s selection criteria. Additionally, if a student is enrolled in both colleges in any semester, the highest tuition rate will apply to all credit hours taken.

Advising

The College of Law and College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies will provide academic advising to students in the JD/MACJ program.

Awarding of Degrees and Credit

A student enrolled in the JD/MACJ program will receive neither the JD nor MACJ degree until all work required for both degrees has been completed. A student who withdraws from the program and remains in either the College of Law or College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program shall receive only so much credit for work in the other college as the Dean may authorize under the rules of that college. In addition, degrees must be awarded within time limits established by the College of Law, College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program, and College of Graduate Studies.

Under American Bar Association guidelines, courses in the College of Health and Human Services-Criminal Justice Program must be taken after a student’s initial enrollment in the College of Law to be eligible for credit toward the JD degree.

The College of Law recommends that joint-degree students remain apprised of the requirements for each degree they are pursuing.  While the College of Law makes every effort to maintain timely information relating to the joint degree programs, because other colleges manage their own curricula and requirements, it is possible that information on this site could be out of date. Please check the other college’s website relating to the joint degree for additional information.

For more information, please contact:

College of Law
Jelani Jefferson Exum
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Law,
and Advisor of JD/MA in Criminal Justice Program
419.530.2911
Jelani.Exum@utoledo.edu

Geoffrey Rapp
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
419.530.2856
Geoffrey.Rapp@utoledo.edu

Criminal Justice Program
Dr. Richard R. Johnson
Graduate Program Director, Criminal Justice
419.530.4639
Richard.Johnson4@utoledo.edu

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Last Updated: 10/22/18