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Juris Doctor and Doctor of Philosophy in Religion (JD/PhD)


The Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy (JD/PhD) is administered by Emory Law and the Graduate Division of Religion, a unit of the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A candidate must complete 79 hours of academic credit (five semesters) in the law school. A candidate must also complete 36 hours of academic credit (three semesters) in the Graduate School, followed by two additional semesters for PhD examinations and preparation and defense of the dissertation proposal. Beyond the basic course requirements, each JD/PhD candidate designs his or her own program of course work and writing which must be approved by the adviser in the graduate school. Emory Law students have pursued the JD/PhD degree with a number of graduate departments including Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, and Women's Studies.