Master of Legal Studies with Certificates in Risk Management; Wealth Management; International Tax; Health Law, Policy, and Management; Energy, Oil, and Gas; or Energy and Environmental Law Texas A&M University School of Law
Gain a unique, career-relevant perspective on your profession with a Master's in Jurisprudence degree from Texas A&M University School of Law. The M.Jur. is designed for non-lawyer professionals who seek legal education and training but do not intend to practice law. The 30 credit hour, 2 year program will not qualify students to sit for any state bar examination.
The M.Jur. is designed for hard-working non-lawyer professionals seeking to enhance their careers through legal education without intending to practice law.
Texas A&M University School of Law’s online degree programs help build the kind of expertise you need to gain a professional edge and tackle regulations, policies, and other legal complexities in the energy industry. Offered in a flexible, online format, these programs could help prepare working non-lawyers for leadership opportunities that call for a mastery of energy law.
M.Jur. Degree Options
- Energy and Environmental Law
Texas A&M’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) gives you a competitive edge over your peers in the environmental energy law industry. Gain a unique perspective on energy-related legal issues from one of the most prestigious schools in the nation.
- Energy, Oil, and Gas Law
Texas A&M’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) gives you a competitive edge over your peers in the energy, oil, and gas industry. Gain a unique perspective on energy-related legal issues from one of the most prestigious schools in the nation.
- Health Law, Policy, and Management
Texas A&M’s Master in Jurisprudence gives you a competitive edge over your peers in the healthcare industry. Gain a unique perspective on healthcare law, regulations, and policies from one of the most prestigious schools in the nation.
- International Taxation
Texas A&M Law offers the premier online program with a curriculum in international tax with a multidisciplinary, risk-management-focused approach. Our unique, industry-based online curriculum is vetted by and focuses on the needs of multinational corporations, large firms, and governments. A degree from Texas A&M University, a Tier-1 research institution and one of the largest U.S. public universities, is recognized worldwide. Texas A&M’s online Master of Jurisprudence or Master of Laws curriculum in International Tax is specifically designed for tax professionals, both lawyers and non-lawyers, whose careers demand an understanding of international taxation and related issues.
- Risk Management
Our Risk Management program provides you the knowledge and skills you need to work successfully in a fast-paced, highly structured, deadline-driven culture. We’ve designed the program with both lawyer and non-lawyers in mind, and have built courses that help connect the dots across a number of issues, such as compliance, fiduciary management, corporate governance, and more. Engage, innovate and interact in the real world of risk management.
- Wealth Management
Our Wealth Management program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to advise wealthy clients and help manage their assets. Because wealth management involves professionals with various backgrounds, we’ve designed the program with both lawyers and non-lawyers in mind.
All Texas A&M M.Jur. online programs are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, these programs have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).
Admission decisions are based on a thorough review of each applicant’s file. While the strength of the applicant’s complete academic record figures prominently in the process, a multitude of factors are considered in ascertaining an applicant’s probability of successfully completing the program of study. While satisfying the minimum admission criteria qualifies the applicant to be considered, meeting the minimum criteria for admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the program.
Prior Degree Requirements
- Applicants for admission to the Texas A&M University School of Law M.Jur. program must have earned at minimum a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- Foreign educated students must possess an equivalent degree.
- By cohort:
- For Fall: Application deadline: August 1
- For Spring: Application deadline: January 1
- For Summer: Application Deadline: May 1
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with cohorts starting Fall, Spring, and Summer.
- Applications and all associated paperwork will need to be submitted to the law school directly in a timely manner to ensure you matriculate into your preferred cohort.
- We encourage you to apply early to receive a timely admissions decision.
- The Admissions Committee will give careful consideration to timely submitted applications until reaching program capacity.
All M.Jur. applicants must use the M.Jur. Application Form pdf and mail in the application and all required documents necessary to complete the admissions process.
A completed application must include the following documents:
Submitted by the applicant:
- A completed M.Jur. application for admission:
- Application Fee (non-refundable):
- $65 for the U.S. educated applicants and $90 for foreign-educated applicants. Submit a check or money order payable to Texas A&M University.
- A descriptive resume including details about:
- The applicant’s educational background, honor societies, military service, extracurricular activities, public/community service, honors and awards, publications, foreign language proficiencies, and any other significant achievements and involvements.
- The applicant’s relevant work history. Be sure to include the name of the employer or organization, location, dates of employment, position(s) held, a description of duties performed, your role in major projects, and any employer-recognized achievements.
- A statement of interest (typed and double-spaced) addressing:
- The applicant’s area of interest – See options above. If opting for the General M.Jur., the applicant must indicate the desired area of study within the residential M.Jur.
- The applicant’s educational and professional experiences have prepared him or her for advanced study.
- The applicant’s professional plans and goals following completion of the program of study.
- A statement explaining any affirmative answers to questions in the Academic and Personal Conduct section.
Submitted by other individuals or institutions:
- Two References -- Recommendations and/or Evaluations:
The School of Law requires two references attesting to the applicant’s readiness for advanced legal study. You are strongly encouraged to submit references from current or former law school professors and past or present supervisors. Personal references should be avoided. The references can either be two letters of recommendation or two completed evaluation forms or a combination thereof. The references should address your intellectual abilities, writing skills, personal qualities, and if applicable, interpersonal skills in the workplace. Please note the references should be submitted by your recommender(s) directly to Texas A&M University School of Law Admissions.
- Official academic transcripts:
Applicants must arrange to have official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended submitted directly to the School of Law. Where applicable, the transcript must reflect the conferral of an earned degree. Official electronic transcripts can be sent to [email protected]. Transcripts sent through the mail should be addressed:
Attn: Office of Graduate Admissions
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102-6509
Foreign-educated applicants, those who completed their bachelor’s degree outside the U.S., its territories, or Canada, are required to submit all transcripts with an official English translation. Official translations must be prepared by a recognized translation service and include all original seals and/or signatures. Applicants currently attending a U.S. institution may arrange for their current school to submit copies of their official transcript(s) directly to the School of Law.
- English Language Proficiency:
In addition to all other application requirements, foreign-educated applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency. Applicants should consult the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies for the most up-to-date information regarding English proficiency verification.
Your application will not be considered complete until we receive each of the items listed above.
English Language Requirements
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