​General LLM with Concentration

University of San Diego

LL.M. On Campus
12 months
1960 USD/credit
1960 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The General LLM with Concentration is a professional development degree at University of San Diego which provides attorneys with additional education in selected areas of study. 


This General LLM with Concentration degree at University of San Diego is ideal for attorneys seeking in-depth training in an area of law in which they currently practice, as well as for those planning to develop a new area of practice.

  • Available concentrations include: Criminal Law, Employment and Labor Law, Environmental and Energy Law, and Intellectual Property Law
  • Candidates work closely with the Director to design a program of study that is to their greatest interest and benefit, as well as consistent with available School of Law resources
  • Available courses may be selected from the upper-division School of Law curriculum and are taught by our distinguished full-time and adjunct faculty
  • Not all concentrations are available each year; please contact Graduate and International Progams for information about specific concentration availability

Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development works closely with students and alumni to offer career guidance and support for in-school and post-graduate employment. The office also works closely with all types of employers to meet their ever-changing hiring needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits
  • Full-time (9 or more credits) and part-time (8 or fewer credits) options are available


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the program or an alternate LLM program must have the equivalent of a U.S. law degree from an accredited institution outside the United States. 
  • Candidates must have also graduated in the upper half of their law school class or otherwise establish qualifications indicating their ability to complete graduate law work successfully. Applicants to the LLM in Comparative Law program may begin their studies in either the fall or spring semester. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum score requirements should consider additional English study, specifically in the area of legal English skills. One such program to consider is the Intensive Legal English program offered by UCSD-Extension in San Diego.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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