Students interested in the JD/MMP must meet the admissions requirements for both Delaware Law and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware.
Most students apply to the Law School’s JD program and then, during the student’s third or fourth semester, apply to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment; but a student in the second or third semester at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment may also enter the JD/MMP program by seeking admission to Delaware Law.
Students must complete 90 credit hours of instruction at the Law School and 30 credit hours at the University of Delaware. In the joint degree program, nine of the 90 law school credits will be accepted as elective credits toward the Master of Marine Policy and nine of the 30 Marine Study credits will be accepted towards the JD.
Students must complete a thesis on a law and marine policy issue to successfully complete the dual degree program.