The Department of Politics, in cooperation with the Columbus School of Law, offers a joint J.D./M.A. program. This program allows students to pursue the J.D. and politics M.A. degrees concurrently and to finish both programs more quickly than if each degree were pursued independently. In this program, students may apply nine semester credits earned in the law school toward the politics M.A. degree and may apply 12 semester credits earned in the politics M.A. program toward the J.D. degree. Prospective students should contact the department for further information.