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Concurrent JD and MSAT

The concurrent JD/MSAT program, offered in conjunction with the University of Idaho College of Law (“UI College of Law”), allows students to get both the JD and the MSAT in 3 or 3.5 years rather than the usual 4 years. Only a general overview of the program is provided here. For more information, consult the applicable sections of the Graduate Catalog or contact Mark Cowan.

Important Notes:

  • The University of Idaho College of Law does not currently offer a full 3-year JD program in Boise. Students in the concurrent program, therefore, take their JD courses at the University of Idaho College of Law, located in Moscow, Idaho. Students must be resident in Moscow for at least two of their three years of law school. The College of Law may allow students to attend their third year of law school in Boise under their Third-Year in Boise Program (subject to approval and restrictions). Students in the concurrent program take their MSAT courses at the Boise State campus in Boise during the summers and during their third year of law school (if resident in Boise for their third year).
  • To comply with accreditation standards, the University of Idaho College of Law will not count credits earned in Boise State’s MSAT program towards the JD degree unless such credits are taken after the student has completed their first year of law school at the College of Law in Moscow. Accordingly, students interested in the concurrent degree program should initiate their studies at the College of Law in Moscow and then begin taking MSAT courses at Boise State after they have completed their first year of law school. Information on admission to the JD program at the University of Idaho College of Law is available at http://www.uidaho.edu/law/admissions/applyingtolawschool.

A student must satisfy the requirements of both the JD and MSAT programs, as well as the requirements of the Concurrent JD/MSAT Program. Students are subject to all policies and procedures outlined in Boise State University’s Graduate Catalog as well as the UI College of Law’s Student Handbook, the College of Law Honor Code and the University of Idaho’s Catalog except as noted herein.

Up to 12 MSAT credits are allowed toward the JD . To receive this credit, a student must receive a grade of B or higher in a course approved by the UI College of Law faculty for law credit. An additional 3 credits from designated graduate accounting courses offered at the University of Idaho College of Business may also count towards the JD. See Concurrent JD-MSAT Course of Study (update 3-24-2010) for a current list of approved courses.

JD/MSAT students must take a minimum of 18 accounting credits at Boise State toward the minimum of 30 credits required for the MSAT, and they must complete 9 credits of non-tax, non-accounting electives, which may be taken at the UI College of Law. Please see links on the left for more information.