JD/MA in Urban Affairs Dual Degree Program
A dual JD/MA in Urban Affairs degree program is offered jointly by the USF School of Law and the USF College of Arts and Sciences.
With a Master of Arts in Urban
Affairs and Juris Doctor from USF, graduates are
uniquely prepared to be effective and ethical leaders in urban policy and
community organizing. This
four-year program is designed to prepare law school graduates with the knowledge and hands-on
experience of applied urban research and community engagement and organizing. A
comprehensive background in urban history, political dynamics, and sociology is
combined with tools for community-based research, policy design, policy
analysis, and implementation.
The dual degree program leverages the
advantages of USF’s location in one of the most dynamic urban environments in
the United States. It provides students with the opportunity to build their legal
and research careers through immersion experiences in San Francisco and other Bay
The dual degree program provides a cost and time savings of more than a year. Students
may begin their course of study in either program. Read more about the curriculum.