Joint Degree with URI
One of the benefits of choosing Roger Williams University School of Law is the opportunity to earn a JD at the law school and a Masters of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. Students earn the degrees in 3 ½ years through sharing of selected credits. Joint degree students enhance their legal education with additional courses at URI on economic, social science, international, and policy considerations, positioning them well to holistically address today’s complex maritime, ocean and coastal legal issues. Graduates of the joint degree program are employed in a variety of positions in the marine and environmental areas. Information on graduate alumni is available at the URI Marine Affairs website.
Students must be accepted into the Masters of Marine Affairs Program at the University of Rhode Island independent of the law school admissions process. Students apply for the joint degree program during their second year of law school. For more information on the joint degree program:
- Joint Degree Program Overview
- JD/MMA Joint Degree Fact Sheet
- Graduation Requirements Table
- URI's website on the M.M.A./J.D. joint degree program
- JOINT DEGREE APPLICATION PROCESS with URI
Hard copies of required materials regarding the application process
should be sent to:
University of Rhode Island
Attn: MAF PROGRAM
200 Coastal Institute in Kingston
1 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Please note that the application deadline for law students to URI's graduate school is JANUARY 15, NOT the date indicated on the graduate school's website.
For additional information on the joint degree program with URI visit our joint degree programs pages.