The M.A./J.D. joint degree program is a track in the Civic Leadership Program that provides qualified students with the opportunity to complete both degrees in just three years of post-baccalaureate study. Illinois students who have been named Civic Leadership Fellows in the fall of their junior year of undergraduate study, and who have taken the LSAT by the time they are selected as a fellow, are eligible for early admission into the College of Law. Students must fulfill the requirements for the M.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Civic Leadership as detailed above. The College of Law will recognize up to 12 hours of credit taken in fulfillment of the Civic Leadership Program M.A. requirements. In addition, a minimum of 78 hours of Law courses will be required to meet the 90 hours required for the J.D. degree. For information contact the Director, Civic Leadership Program, Department of Political Science.