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Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Sports Administration

Applicants for the JD/MS-SA must apply separately to the School of Law and to the School of Business’s graduate sports administration program. Acceptance into the School of Law allows the student to begin the required first-year law school program of study. The interested joint-degree student will make application early in the spring semester of the first year of law school to allow for a thorough review of the application materials and an interview. This will allow sufficient time for successful applicants to begin the joint degree program in May after their successful completion of the first year of law school.

To facilitate the application process for the joint JD/MS-SA  program, the School of Law catalog should direct an applicant for the joint program to communicate directly with the Sports Administration Office within the School of Business. In applying to the MS-SA program, the student's law school application and supporting materials will be used for the MS-SA program. However, three letters of recommendation reflecting the applicant’s interest in pursuing a sports career and a 1-2 page statement of career goals must also be submitted. Admission to St. Thomas University’s School of Law does not guarantee admission to a joint Master’s degree program.

The following grid shows what Law School courses are required with satisfactory completion in order to replace the designated MS courses:

 All Joint JD/Spo Ad students take    MS in Sports Administration 
Law 850 - Professional Responsibility     Replaces MAN 510
Law 812 - Federal Income Taxation     Replaces SPO elective
Law 745 - Sports Law     Replaces SPO 719

Joint degree students should consult their law school advisor regarding courses from the master’s programs that transfer into their law school program of study.

Students in the joint degree programs must complete all other MS-SA (27 credits) courses.  All graduate policies apply.    

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