Mar 01, 2021  
2020 - 2021 Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Catalog

Cybersecurity - Joint M.A/J.D


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Offered with the RWU School of Law.

Drawing on the strengths of the Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies and School of Law, RWU offers a concentrated joint degree program for students interested in cybersecurity. The dual degree program allows matriculated students to complete the Master of Arts in Cybersecurity (MACyber) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) in an accelerated period of study. The School of Justice Studies and the School of Law will each accept 12 transfer credits from the other. The effect of these credit transfers between the School of Justice Studies and the School of Law would be to reduce the overall time needed to complete both degrees in a shortened amount of time, assuming full-time study.

Applicants applying for the Joint M.A./J.D. degree must apply to and earn acceptance into the Graduate School of Justice Studies and the School of Law separately and complete both programs. Applicants who intend to pursue the joint degree must so indicate on the application for admission. Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both Schools. Ordinarily, applications to each school would be filed simultaneously, even if the student will not be taking courses at both schools during the first year of study. However, a student matriculated in either the M.A. or J.D. program could apply to the other school in order to pursue the joint degree prior to the end of the first year of study.

Course Requirements are:

  • SEC 500
  • SEC 550
  • SEC 551
  • SEC 600
  • SEC 630
  • SEC 650
  • and four courses from the following:
    • LAW 627
    • LAW 677
    • LAW 740
    • LAW 760
    • LAW 794
    • LAW 797
  • SEC 500, 551, 600, and 630 should transfer to the Law School J.D. Program.

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