Master On Campus

Judicial Studies

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Judicial Studies from University of Nevada, Reno  is a special degree program intended to provide a formal academic setting in which trial judges, administrative law judges, and juvenile and family court judges can integrate technical studies of the judiciary with more academic courses in an effort to provide an intellectual assessment of the role of the American judiciary. 


The Judicial Studies program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is designed for currently employed judges wishing to advance their education.

Our program has two majors:  Trial Judge and Juvenile and Family Court Judge.

Graduates with Master of Judicial Studies from University of Nevada, Reno will gain:

  • Theoretical knowledge: Students will become proficient in the diagnosis and analysis of problems through techniques developed by the social, behavioral and natural sciences.
  • Research/Scholarly knowledge: Students will develop research and problem solving skills.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • General Jurisdiction 
  • Special Court Jurisdiction–Advanced 
  • Administrative Law: Fair Hearing 
  • Judicial Writing 
  • History and Theory of Jurisprudence 
  • Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students who are full-time sitting judges, graduates of an ABA accredited law school, and meet the general requirements of the University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate School, will be considered.  
  • Exceptions may be made for full-time sitting international judges, full-time judges who graduated from recognized foreign law schools or non-accredited American law school and have been admitted to the Bar. 
  • If the undergraduate GPA does not meet this criteria, admission to graduate standing on a prescribed program may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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