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Degrees for International Students

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

Summary of S.J.D. Program Structure

Year and Semester Enrollment Pattern

*1st Year - Fall

Coursework related to dissertation research for a total of 8 credit hours
6 credit hours of coursework
1 credit hour of S.J.D. Dissertation
1 credit hour of S.J.D. First-Year Seminar
Begin research for dissertation

*1st Year - Spring

Coursework related to dissertation research for a total of 8 credit hours
6 credit hours of coursework 
1 credit hour of S.J.D. Dissertation 
1 credit hour of S.J.D. First-Year Seminar
Continue research/write Dissertation Proposal

1st Summer

1 credit hour of S.J.D. Dissertation
Complete Interim Review

*2nd Year - Fall

1 credit hour of Advanced S.J.D. Seminar

*2nd Year - Spring

1 credit hour of Advanced S.J.D. Seminar

2nd Summer

1 credit hour of S.J.D. Dissertation

3rd Year - Fall

1 credit hour of S.J.D. Dissertation

3rd Year - Spring

1 credit hour of S.J.D. Dissertation
Oral Examination at KU Law
Passage of Dissertation

22 credit hours required for graduation

* 1st and 2nd years must be in residence at the University of Kansas School of Law


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Steven Freedman, Assistant Dean
Ethan Brown, Assistant Director for Recruiting
Mallory Baker, Admissions Coordinator

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admitlaw@ku.edu
866-220-3654

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