JD students have the option of enrolling in one of the following interdisciplinary graduate certificate programs. Students seeking an interdisciplinary graduate certificate may not pursue a concentration in the same subject area.
These certificate programs give JD students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop their expertise in the relevant field.
Health Law & Policy
Human Rights Law
Poverty Law & Economic Justice
Women, Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
The specific requirements for each certificate are listed in the Northeastern University Course Catalog and vary by program (only the certificates listed under “For JD Students Only” are available to JD students). However, all certificates require students to earn 12 total credit hours, including at least 6 credits of LAW courses and at least 6 credits of non-LAW courses. In addition, each certificate requires that students complete at least one co-op related to the certificate topic and complete a piece of substantial writing that meets the requirements of the JD upper-level rigorous writing requirement and that has a clear connection to the certificate topic.
The Certificate Advisor, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs when necessary, will make the determination as to whether the co-op and paper for which the student seeks to obtain certificate credit are sufficiently related to the certificate topic to meet the certificate requirement.
Questions about any specific concentration should be addressed to the Concentration Advisor. Logistical questions should be addressed to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
Students are not required to enroll in any certificate program.
Students considering a interdisciplinary graduate certificate should carefully review the future schedule of available courses at the law school and in other departments. Students should plan to begin their law requirements during the summer term, including classes, co-op, and writing submission, in advance of their application to the program. Students who wish to complete an interdisciplinary certificate should complete the form linked below to apply to a certificate program.