M.A. On Campus Online

Law, Justice and Culture

Ohio University

12 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Law, Justice and Culture program at Ohio University is an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree focusing on law in relation to culture, society, politics, and power in U.S. and international contexts.


The M.A. in Law, Justice and Culture program at Ohio University degree:

  • Can be completed in person on campus or entirely online.
  • Offers research-driven teaching by faculty with national and global expertise in their fields.
  • Strengthens skills in analytical and conceptual thinking, legal and scholarly research and writing, ethical and public interest concerns, public advocacy, and active engagement with the challenges of law and justice in the 21st century.
  • Prepares graduates for careers in research and policy, public agencies, advocacy organizations, private companies, and nonprofits, as well as law school and Ph.D. programs.

Key facts:

  • The M.A. in Law, Justice and Culture program offered by Ohio University is designed for individuals who wish to explore critical studies of law in relation to society at any stage in their academic and professional development.
  • Individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate training with little professional experience may develop their academic and professional training by earning the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture. The degree is ideal for individuals considering a J.D. or Ph.D. degree.

  • For recent college graduates, the on-campus master's degree provides one year of graduate-level training in sociolegal theory, methods, research, and writing prior to applying to law school or doctoral programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • LJC Proseminar
  • LJC Methods
  • Legal Practice Workshop
  • Ethnographies of Capitalism
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Gender and Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

On-Campus Program | Open for Fall 2021

  • Next on-campus cohort begins Fall 2021.
  • Priority Application deadline is March 15, 2021. After that, applications for Fall 2021 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as space permits.

Online Program | Open for Summer, Fall 2021 

  • The Spring application deadline is Nov. 15.
  • The Summer application deadline is April 15.
  • The Fall application deadline is July 15.


32 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae or academic resume. Recent college graduates are requested to submit a two-page curriculum vitae that indicates your accomplishments relevant to the academic realm and demonstrates your capacity for academic success in this program. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. Recent college graduates are requested to submit two academic letters of reference. 
  • Statement of purpose. Please submit a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study, and career aspirations.
  • Optional writing sample. The writing sample should represent your very best academic work, regardless of the topic, and it should demonstrate your capacity for clear expression, close reading, skilled observation, critical thinking and the creative, rigorous interpretation of empirical data.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6474 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3498 USD per semester during 12 months.

Online program, tuition per credit Hour: 

  • Ohio Resident: 512$
  • Out-of-State Resident: 531$ 

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 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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