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Jurisprudence, MJ

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) program from DePaul University is specifically designed for professionals who do not seek to practice law, but who regularly encounter legal issues in their work and/or would benefit from specialized legal knowledge.


Specialized Legal Training

In the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) program from DePaul University, you gain both general and concentrated legal training related to your area of interest. You learn the process of legal analysis by examining cases, laws and regulations. You develop the ability to conduct effective and relevant legal research as well as to communicate clearly and analytically. You also learn how to think critically about legal issues and correctly apply current legal authority.

Stand Out as a Professional

As an MJ graduate, you will stand out as a professional who can effectively and comfortably communicate with legal counsel, and who can assess the needs of the organization as the laws and regulations evolve in your profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to american law and legal systems
  • Introduction to legal writing and research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed application (required)
  • $40 Nonrefundable application fee (required)
  • A personal statement not exceeding two pages (required)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts for all degrees received (required)
  • A current resume (required - should not exceed two pages)
  • Letters of recommendation, while optional, are highly recommended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1140 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1140 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    1140 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1140 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    1140 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1140 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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