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College of Environment and Design

JURIS DOCTOR/MHP DEGREE PROGRAM


Policy and law are critical to the historic preservation field. This program provides both the JD and MHP degrees allowing a student to earn both in just four years, eliminating approximately one year of academic work. In addition to the competitive advantage the program provides, UGA's School of Law was recently named the 'best value in legal education in the United States' by National Jurist. Students must submit separate applications to the Law School and the Graduate School and be accepted by both units to participate in the program. For information about applications to the Juris Doctor program contact the Law School Admissions Office (706-542-7060); for historic preservation applications and information, contact the Director for Graduate Studies in Historic Preservation (706-542-4720)

Applicants must be considered for and receive admission to each program separately, and may be granted a GRE exemption if they submit satisfactory scores from the LSAT or have already been admitted to the University of Georgia Law School. Admissions decisions are made by faculty committees in each program (and approved by the Graduate School in the case of MHP). JD/MHP students choose between two academic sequences:

  1. MHP-JD-JD-Split: Students spend their first year in the MHP program, their second and third years in Law School, and their fourth and final year finishing up requirements in both academic units.
  2. JD-JD-MHP-Split: Students complete their first two years in the Law School, their third year in the MHP program, and their fourth and final year finishing up requirements in both academic units.

In either sequence, JD/MHP students must take their first two years in the Law School consecutively.

For more information contact:
Donna Gabriel
donnag@uga.edu
College of Environment and Design
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602