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Joint Degree Programs

Admission Requirements and Policy
Applicants must apply to and be accepted into each program separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the dual degree program must indicate that on the application for admission.

Joint degree applicants must also notify the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs when submitting their application to the master's program of their choice.

Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both institutions.

Ordinarily, applications to each institution should be filed simultaneously, even if the student will not be taking courses at both institutions during the first year of study.

However, a student matriculated in either the JD or MS program could apply to the other institution in order to pursue the dual degree prior to the end of the first year of study.

Contact Information

For questions regarding joint degree programs, use the contact information below: 

School of Law Admissions
Michael W. Donnelly-Boylen
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Roger Williams University
Ten Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-4555, 800-633-2727
Fax: 401-254-4516 

Criminal Justice
Stephanie Picolo Manzi, Ph.D.
Dean & Associate Professor
Office: CAS 147
Phone: (401) 254-3369

Historic Preservation
Jeremy C. Wells, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: AR 233 
Phone: (401) 254-5213

Labor Relations and Human Resources
Michael Yelnosky
Phone: (401) 254-4607

Marine Affairs
Julia Wyman
Interim Director, Marine Affairs Institute
and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
Phone: (401) 254-5734

Professor Tracey Dalton
Department of Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island
Coastal Institute Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm 204
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 874-2434