Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Information

JD / MI: Introduction


The Com​bined Degree Pro​gram (CDP) in Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Information is designed for students who wish to combine graduate training in information studies with a degree in law. The CDP permits completion of both degrees in four years rather than the five years it would take to acquire them independently.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3​.


Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Information​

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law

Master of Information Program
Faculty of Information

JD / MI: Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must apply to both degree programs as specified in the admission requirements.

  • Applicants must be admitted to both the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information; therefore, applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both Faculties independently, and all applicants must complete the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and all admission requirements of the Faculty of Information. Please obtain application information from each Faculty.

  • Students who have completed the first year of either the Juris Doctor or the Master of Information program may apply for admission to the CDP by meeting the normal application and admission requirements of the other Faculty and notifying their Faculty Registrar.

JD / MI: Program Requirements

  • Students complete the program requirements of the JD and the MI.
  • At the completion of the four-year integrated program, the successful student is awarded both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Information degrees, which, if taken separately, would require a minimum of five years of study.​