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Degrees for International Students

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

Summary of S.J.D. Program Structure

Year and Semester Activity

*1st Year - Fall

Coursework related to dissertation research 8 total credits
(7 coursework credits plus 1 credit hour for dissertation work)
Begin research/writing dissertation

*1st Year - Spring

Coursework related to dissertation research 8 total credits
(7 coursework credits plus 1 hour credit hour for dissertation work)
Continue research/writing dissertation

1st Summer

1 credit hour for research/writing dissertation

2nd Year - Fall

1 credit hour for research/writing dissertation

2nd Year - Spring

1 credit hour for research/writing dissertation

2nd Summer

1 credit hour for research/writing dissertation

3rd Year - Fall

1 credit hour for research/writing dissertation

3rd Year - Spring

1 credit hour for research/writing dissertation
Oral Examination at KU Law
Passage of Dissertation

* 1st Year must be in residence at the University of Kansas School of Law

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