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LSU Manship School of mass Communication

Dual Law degree

Dual Program with Law Overview

The Manship School of Mass Communication and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center are one of only a handful of schools in the U.S. that offer a dual degree in mass communication (Master of Mass Communication, M.M.C.) and law (both the Juris Doctor, J.D., and the Diploma in Civil Law, D.C.L.).  The dual degree program allows students to earn both degrees concurrently in four years. The LSU Law Center is Louisiana’s flagship state law school and consistently ranks in the Top 20 as a Best Value Law School by Pre-Law Magazine.

How do I apply?

You must apply to and gain admission to each program separately.

Law Center Application information

M.M.C. online application

You need to submit for the M.M.C:  GRE -or- LSAT scores, all transcripts from prior universities/colleges attended, a statement of purpose, a resume, a writing sample, three recommendation letters and a TOEFL score if you are an international applicant.

Minimum requirements:  You must have a cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA.  We prefer to see GRE scores above 152 verbal & quantitative and above 4.0 analytical writing.  If using the LSAT, we follow the same minimum requirements as the Law Center.  For TOEFL we prefer scores above 100 on the internet-based test.

When you complete the online application:

  • Make sure you choose Mass Communication as your degree program (NOT Communication Studies)
  • The LSU institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 6373
  • Encourage your recommenders to submit letters to the online system. If they insist on paper, they can mail letters to:  Attn: Graduate Program, Manship School of Mass Communication, Journalism Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

For more information about the M.M.C. curriculum and the dual degree option, check out our digital brochure.