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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Combined Master of Science in Accounting and Juris Doctor

The Seidman College of Business and Michigan State University College of Law offer the dual M.S.A./J.D. The partnership enables students to transfer 12 credits of Seidman M.S.A. course to the MSU COL J.D. program and up to 12 credits of J.D. credits to the M.S.A., program, thus reducing the total number of graduate credit hours required to complete both programs from 12 to approximately 100. Students must complete the required number of accounting credits for the CPA, which, depending on the student's previous accounting course work, could increase the total credits for the dual program beyond 100. Prerequisites for both programs must be met in addition to the graduate credits. Participating students must meet the admission standards of each school and must be admitted to both programs prior to registering for coursework that will be transferred to either program.

The transfer work from MSU COL will be applied to the elective portion of the M.S.A. program. Students pursuing this degree will complete, in addition to the M.S.A., prerequisites, the six required 3-credit core courses and the electives required to complete the accounting exposure courses. J.D. courses may be applied as remaining electives in the program. Specific coursework to be transferred to the M.S.A. from MSU COL must be planned with the graduate programs director. Students are referred to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of MSU COL for advising for the J.D. and the specific M.S.A. transfer courses.

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