JD/MIA – Dual Degree Program in Law and International Affairs
CCNY’s Colin Powel School and the CUNY School of Law now offer a joint degree in law and international affairs (JD/MIA). The degree combines CUNY Law’s industry-leading program in public interest law with the Colin Powell School’s expertise in international politics.
The JD/MIA program focuses on core issues in contemporary politics, including international law, human rights, and security. The goal is preparing lawyers for emerging career opportunities in government, international organizations, advocacy groups, and the private sector.
The JD/MIA program offers several practical advantages:
- Receive two degrees in less time. Save one year of study pursuing the JD/MIA.
- Capitalize on two institutions’ expertise. Learn from experienced international policy and law practitioners.
- Competitive tuition. The annual cost is 70% less expensive than some other joint degree programs.
Students complete 24 credits in international affairs (plus 9 transfer credits from CUNY Law).
The required classes are:
IR B6100: Theories of International Relations
IR B6200: International Organization
IR B6300: International Law
IR B6927: International Political Economy
PSM B1877: Introduction to Quantitative Methods
The remaining 9 credits are made up of electives.
A list of sample course offerings can be found here.
To apply, students must gain acceptance into both programs. Details on applying to CUNY Law are located here.
Applications to the Colin Powell School must include:
- 3 Reference letters
- Transcripts from undergraduate education
- 500-word statement of how the JD/MIA will advance an applicant’s career goals
Please note that CUNY Law requires an LSAT score. Joint degree applicants will not need to take the GRE in addition.
To apply, please CLICK HERE.