The Department encourages students interested in interdisciplinary research to look into the various Joint Degree Programs. A Joint Degree Program involving the MA in Romance Studies and the JD in Law School is already in place. In the JD-MA program, the department requires that the student take 10 courses. Eight courses are chosen from departmental offerings, and the department awards the student credit for 2 law courses. The 2 law courses need not be specifically selected for their relevance to the Romance Studies specialty and are awarded upon successful completion of the JD degree.