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Dual Masters and Doctor of Laws Degree Program

The School of Law at Newark and CHAPS offer a dual degree program designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in law and cultural heritage and preservation studies. This four-year program leads to a dual MA/LLD degree.

The program is targeted to future lawyers, but also students pursuing careers in cultural heritage and preservation studies within governmental and non-governmental agencies as well as in cultural and public service institutions.
This program includes two and one-half years at the Newark Campus studying Law and one and one-half years at the New Brunswick Campus studying Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies. Students who take advantage of summer offerings in both fields could reasonably finish the dual program in less time.


CHAPS will accept 12 credits from the Law School towards the CHAPS MA.

The Law School will accept 9 credits from CHAPS towards the LLD degree. Recommended coursework:

Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (3 credits)
Methods in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (3 credits)
One Internship (3 credits)

In addition, students must complete 9 more credits in CHAPS, and complete their Dissertation:

A second Internship (3 credits)
Research in CHAPS (3 credits, Fall)
Research in CHAPS (3 credits, Spring)


Students must apply to and be accepted for both programs, and begin their studies generally at the Law School.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will be accepted in place of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

CHAPS Application: Graduate Admissions office website.

LLD Application: Rutgers School of Law website.

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261