Boston University

Mass Communication & Law


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Mass Communication & Law (Dual MS and JD)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Because of the fast-paced change in law due to the impact of new communications technologies and media, there are ever-growing opportunities for jobs in law firms and in the communications industry that put you in high demand due to your unique training in this dual degree program.

The growth of new communication technologies has created a need for lawyers with special training in the technological, marketing, and legal changes brought about by a wide spectrum of new media. Recognizing the dramatic impact of these changes, the School of Law and the College of Communication at Boston University offer a dual degree program that allows the student to acquire a law degree and a master’s degree in mass communication (normally a three-year plus a year-and-a-half sequence) in an accelerated program of seven semesters.

Applicants must be accepted by both the College of Communication and the School of Law.


Boston University is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the application requirements, international students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam (minimum score of 100 or 7.0) and an international student video.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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