Master of Jurisprudence

The Master of Jurisprudence program (M.Jur.) is designed for graduate students and professionals who are interested in acquiring legal skills and competencies to enhance their career opportunities.  The M.Jur. degree will provide a solid foundation in the law and related skills.  Students must complete 30 credit hours and will work with the program advisor to design their program that will include courses from one of five focus areas. 

Students have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis Master of Jurisprudence degree.  Students may be enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis.

All Master of Jurisprudence students must complete 30 credit hours including at least two courses in one of the following focus areas:

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Global Business and Legal Practice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental and Energy Law

Students must take Introduction to the U. S. Legal System and complete a writing or drafting course.  Students also must complete a thesis or capstone project.

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