STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Global Affairs

STG JD / MGA: Introduction


The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Global Affairs is designed for students interest​e​d in studying the intersections of law and global affairs. The CDP permits the 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 Global Affairs

Juris Doctor Progra​m​
Faculty of Law

Master of Global Affairs Program
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

STG JD / MGA: Application Process

  • ​Applicants must apply to the Juris Doctor (JD) program, the ​Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants may be considered for the CDP after they have gained independent admission to the JD and MGA programs.

  • Applicants admitted to both the JD and MGA must inform both programs of their status and request admission to the CDP.

    • Applicants may also be considered for the CDP while they are in Year 1 of the JD program. Interested students should contact the Faculty of Law about this before applying to the CDP.

STG JD / MGA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the JD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MGA program.

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.

Year Progression Specific Requirements
  • Year 1 JD program requirements.​
  • ​Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
  • ​Year 1 MGA program requirements.
  • Required law course.
  • ​Complete required Year 1 MGA courses as follows: GLA 1001H, GLA 1003H, GLA 1005H, GLA 1009H, GLA 1010H, GLA 1011H, GLA 1012H, GLA 1014H.
  • Complete LAW 252H1 (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]) which will count towards the MGA program requirements. This course is graded on the graduate scale.
  • In the Summer session between Years 2 and 3, complete GLA 1007H Global Internship.
​3 and 4
  • MGA courses.
  • JD credits.​
  • ​Complete 3.0 FCEs in 2000-level elective MGA courses.
  • Complete the required Year 2 course GLA 2000H (0.5 FCE).
  • Complete 41 to 45 JD credits including all upper-year course requirements. At least 6 credits must be in the area of international law.

Program Length

​4 years

Time Limit

5 years