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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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JD/MA Programs

Available programs in English, History, International Relations, Philosophy, or Preservation Studies

  • Prospective students are required to submit two applications: one to the Law School and one to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Admission into the JD/MA program requires application reviews and decisions by both the Law School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Only those applicants who are admitted to the JD program will be reviewed for the JD/MA program.  If you are not admitted to the JD program but still wish to be considered for a Master of Arts, you will need to contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to inquire about the necessary steps to apply to the Master of Arts program.
  • If you receive notification of admittance into the JD program, you will receive an additional email from the Law School within 2-4 weeks after the admission that will contain instructions on how to proceed further if you still intend to pursue the MA portion of the dual program with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please be mindful of the Graduate School deadlines for each of the available disciplines. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early in order to meet the deadlines of both schools.

MBA/MA Programs

Available programs in Economics or International Relations

  • Prospective students are required to submit two applications: one to the Questrom School of Business and one to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.  Admission into the MBA/MA program requires application reviews and decisions by both the Questrom School of Business and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Only those applicants who are admitted to the MBA program will be reviewed for the MBA/MA program.  If you are not admitted to the MBA program but still wish to be considered for a Master of Arts, you will need to contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to inquire about applying to the Master of Arts program.
  • Prospective students are encouraged to apply early in order to meet the deadlines of both schools.  Please be mindful of the Graduate School deadlines for each of the available disciplines.