MJ On Campus


DePaul University

18 months
1622 USD/credit 32440 USD/year
1622 USD/credit 32440 USD/year
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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

The MLS is a 30-credit hour degree program that can be completed in one and a half years of full-time study or in up to six years of part-time study. MLS students choose courses directly from the College of Law’s extensive curriculum. MLS students with significant, relevant work experience may apply for a waiver of up to six credit hours, for a total degree requirement of 24 credit hours. Students must be able to demonstrate substantial professional experience of at least 12 months' duration in a relevant field of interest to qualify.

Courses include:

  • american law and legal systems
  • legal writing and research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    32440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1622 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    32440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1622 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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