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Legal Studies, Government and Politics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
In order to fully understand the practice of law, you also need to understand the political structures that affect how legislation is created and interpreted. The combined B.S./M.A. program in Legal Studies and Government and Politics will provide you with comprehensive understanding of the American legal system and the governmental framework affecting every aspect of legal practice.
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Overview

The accelerated nature of the program will allow you to complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.

While still working toward your undergraduate Legal Studies degree, you’ll enroll in four approved graduate courses in Government and Politics. These courses will still apply to your bachelor’s degree if for any reason you do not wish to continue at the master’s level after four years.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

In the combined B.S./M.A. program in Legal Studies and Government and Politics, you’ll learn the political policies and governmental structures that affect how law is written, interpreted, and put into practice. You’ll also develop in-depth knowledge of the American legal system and how to research, document, and present legal issues.

Your sophisticated understanding of both the legal and political systems will make you a desirable candidate for careers related to public policy, public administration, law, social justice, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and lobbying and special interest groups.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Official College Transcripts with English Translation
  • An official course-by-course evaluation
  • Foreign credential evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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