M.M.A./J.D. Joint Program between URI and Roger Williams University Law School
Students will have to apply and be accepted into each program under the separate admissions requirements currently in effect at each university.
Students already enrolled as J.D. candidates at RWU School of Law must submit their COMPLETED application for the URI M.M.A. degree by close of business (5 P.M.) on January 15th. Applications are available online on the URI Graduate School website:www.uri.edu/gsadmis. Submissions are required to be made online to the URI Graduate School.
The Roger Williams University J.D. program requires 90 credits that can be completed on a full-time basis in three years. The M.M.A. degree at URI requires 30 credits that can be completed on a full-time basis in one year. A student matriculated in the joint program will take some credits in one program that will also help satisfy the overall credit requirements of the other degree program. The effect of these credit transfers generally reduces the total time needed to complete both degrees from four to three and one-half years. Students in the joint program must complete MAF 511, 577, 589, 651 and REN 514 or their equivalent as part of their 24-credit requirement at URI in addition to six credits at Roger Williams University School of Law. The Department of Marine Affairs very strongly recommends that students take Ocean Uses and Marine Sciences (MAF 511), International Ocean Law (MAF 577), and the Marine Affairs Seminar (MAF 651) in their starting fall semester and Economics of Marine Resources (REN 514) in the following spring semester. Roger Williams School of Law students must complete the required law school curriculum and may apply nine Marine Affairs’ credits toward the J.D. Students should note that, as is the case with all students in the M.M.A. Program, students in the Joint Program also take the written comprehensive examination for the M.M.A. degree.
Note: The department begins reviewing applications for admission to the M.A.M.A., M.M.A., and M.M.A./J.D. programs each year in January. Students (Domestic & International) who want to be considered for financial aid should submit completed applications by January 15. The application deadlines for students seeking to enter with the incoming class in September are February 1 for International students and April 15 for Domestic students.
Contact Prof. Austin Becker,
Department of Marine Affairs
Coastal Institute Building, 2nd Floor, Room 213
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881