Interested in a J.D./M.S. or M.A. in Public Communications?
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
A joint degree in communications can open doors to the dynamic world of communications & media. Offered in cooperation with Syracuse University’s renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, this program prepares you for a challenging career in communications law or media public policy among others.
Here's what you'll study
Joint degrees in communications, offered in cooperation with Syracuse University’s renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, choose from specialized sequences in advertising; arts journalism; broadcast and digital journalism; documentary film and history; magazine, newspaper and online journalism; new media management; photography; public diplomacy; public relations and television, radio and film. The amount of time needed for completion depends on the program chosen and your prior coursework.
Here's what you need to know
The College of Law is the primary school for students enrolled in a joint degree program at Syracuse University. For a joint degree in Public Communications, you will earn 72 law credits plus minimally 27-36 grad credits (depending on your concentration.) Most joint degree programs may be completed in three years (six semesters) and, potentially, one summer. In all cases, both programs must be completed within four years.
Students seeking dual degrees must apply to both programs separately, and admission to Syracuse University College of Law does not guarantee admission to other graduate programs. Students are required to complete their first year of study at the College of Law and candidates for joint degree programs must obtain advance approval from Syracuse University College of Law. The specific number of credits required for non-law graduate programs may vary depending on each student’s previous academic background in the subject area.
In addition, joint degree students are charged College of Law tuition rates only, essentially offering the opportunity to earn two advanced degrees for the price of one.
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Here's where you'll spend a lot of your time
There are significant advantages to tackling your law degree in an environment that’s integrated with a major university. Here are some of the places you’ll be spending your time as you pursue your studies. In your spare time? Well, there’s plenty of excitement to find here as well.
Syracuse University College of Law: A rich tradition in law and interdisciplinary legal studies.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University: Become part of one of the nation’s most prestigious communications schools.