Summary of Requirements

Berkeley Campus Requirements for the Ph.D.

  • two years of “academic residence” (defined as completion of a minimum of 4 units of upper-division or graduate courseware per semester for a total of 4 semesters.
  • “B” average in all course work undertaken in graduate status;
  • qualifying examination;
  • completion of a doctoral dissertation.

JSP Program Requirements

  • first-semester orientation seminar;
  • 3 “foundation” courses + 2 additional JSP seminars/classes;
  • statistics class + Research Design class;
  • 2 law classes + Advanced Legal Research class;
  • 2 fields of specialization (at least 1 disciplinary field).