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USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
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Juris Doctor/Master of Arts, Philosophy (JD/MA)

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Students must complete 24 units in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science Department of Philosophy and 76 units in the USC Gould School of Law.

First Year: Required law school curriculum.

Second and Third Years: The Department of Philosophy prefers that students take at least one philosophy course each semester. During the four semesters, students must take at least 16 units at the 500 level, including PHIL 450 The Limits of Logic  or PHIL 510 Philosophical Logic  and PHIL 500 Introduction to Contemporary Philosophical Literature  and PHIL 503 Introduction to Contemporary Philosophical Literature on Value ; one 400- or 500-level course in ethics or social/political philosophy or aesthetics or philosophy of law; one 400- or 500-level course in metaphysics or epistemology or philosophy of language or philosophy of science or philosophy of mind; one 400- or 500-level course in the history of ancient or early modern philosophy; passage of the second year review, which shall include a research paper based on a completed seminar paper and completion of a publishable research paper. Students must also complete 46 additional law units.

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