Law School vs Masters vs PhD

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Law School vs Masters vs PhD

Postby mponce » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:28 am

I'm interested in public policy work, and I'm not sure if it is best to come from a JD or a masters/PhD. I thought taking time to work before grad school would help me figure that out, but I can't get the jobs I want without another degree. When I look at jobs online that I want to qualify for, there is a mixture of requiring a JD, a Masters in International Affairs of Public Policy, and a Masters in Journalism (which I heard is not worth it).

Is anyone out there interested in the same thing? Did you find it beneficial to go to law school?

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Re: Law School vs Masters vs PhD

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:37 am

What jobs are you looking at and what is your GPA/LSAT?

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