Students must complete the regular first year JD program before being admitted to the Joint Degree. The second and third years might consist of three law courses in Fall Semester and two law courses in Spring Semester as well as one CDM course Fall Quarter, two CDM courses Winter Quarter, and two CDM courses Spring Quarter. The fourth year might consist of three law courses Fall Semester, one CDM course Fall Quarter, three CDM courses Winter Quarter, and three CDM courses Spring Quarter.
This schedule allows for completion of the JD as well as completion of 14 CDM courses (the MS program plus four prerequisite courses). It is possible that, because of prerequisite coursework, the program may take some students more than four years. Since each student will require a different number of CDM prerequisites and each student will select courses based on semester/quarter availability, any particular curriculum might be different from the sample curriculum shown. Students are encouraged to select courses with the assistance of the program advisors at both the Law School and CDM.
CDM Requirements for an MS Degree
For the CDM portion of the joint degree, students may major in:
- Computer Information and Network Security
- Computer Science
- E-Commerce Technology
- Information Systems
- Network Engineering and Management
Each program listed above follows the requirements as listed on its page on the CDM website. These requirements are divided into phases. Upon completion of those requirements, each student will move to the Elective Phase as described below.
Students must complete 12
additional graduate quarter hours fulfilled by courses from the IP Certificate. These courses will also be counted toward the JD degree.