The JD/MA in Religious Studies
The JD/MA in Religion program facilitates an interdisciplinary and comparative study of law and religion and encourages students whose academic or career interests require gaining competence in both disciplines.
Interested students can combine the three-year law curriculum and the two-year MA curriculum into a four-year program. Students will first complete a year of work in the Department for the Study of Religions. Years 2 and 3 will be completed in the School of Law. For the 4th year, students will enroll in each school for one semester, completing any remaining degree requirements and elective courses that are joint-degree appropriate.

Law School Requirements

When undertaken as part of the joint JD/MA in Religious Studies program, the JD degree requires completion of 75 hours of law course work including the degree requirements prescribed by the law school for graduation.

Department for the Study of Religions Requirements

When undertaken as part of the JD/MA in Religious Studies program, the MA degree requires completion of 24 hours of graduate courses in religion which must include REL 700.

For information pertaining to JD/MA in Religious Studies Program write:

Simeon Ilesanmi (ilesanmi@wfu.edu)
Department for the Study of Religions
Box 7212
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7212
(336) 759-5459 * (336) 759-4462 (fax)

Wake Forest University and the Department of Religion welcomes all applications. We do not discriminate in admission or financial aid on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin