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Jurisprudence, M.Jur.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, TX,
The Jurisprudence offered by St. Mary's University is a 30-credit-hour program designed for those who do not wish to practice law, but are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the American legal system.

About

ABOUT OUR MASTER OF JURISPRUDENCE DEGREE

The Jurisprudence degree offered by St. Mary's University is designed primarily for professionals practicing in areas that intersect with the law such as human relations, criminal and juvenile justice, the court system (including magistrates and probation officers), journalism, social work, regulatory agencies, county and municipal government, health care, intellectual property, technology and business.

All of our Master of Jurisprudence degrees are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College and have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of the American Legal System (a 2-hour course designed specifically for the M.Jur. program, always taken in the first semester)
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Two first-year law courses chosen by the student (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, or Torts)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Apply Online (no fee)
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. If these documents are written in a language other than English, a certified translation in English must be provided together with the original language records. Any translated record should be a literal and not an interpretive translation. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay 
  • Financial Guarantee
  • Copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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