Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
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Gain an Advantage in Your Career with Liberty’s Juris Master Online Degree Program

Whether you serve in politics, journalism, business, with nonprofits, or even on the mission field, understanding law can be vital to your success. Our online Juris Master degree program was created to specifically tailor to your needs as a professional. Depending on the institution, you might also see this degree referred to as a Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Science in Law, or even master’s in legal studies.

Liberty’s law school offers Juris Master degree specializations in American legal studies, international legal studies, and compliance, giving you the ability to choose the specialty that is best suited to your profession and career goals. Our Juris Master online degree is designed to teach you master’s level legal studies without the bar examination preparations that are part of a Juris Doctor degree, so you can focus on what matters most to you. You can also obtain the legal expertise you need and complete our Juris Master in a shorter amount of time than a Juris Doctor degree.

Why Choose Liberty’s Juris Master Online Program?

At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ professionals who are prepared to lead in their fields with excellence and integrity. By studying at a nonprofit university whose online programs are widely recognized for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can trust that your degree combines rigorous academics with a dedication to prepare you for the calling God has on your life.

We also believe that earning your master’s degree should not mean putting your life on hold. Our Juris Master degree can be completed 100% online and has no set login times. This format gives you the flexibility you need to study and complete assignments when it is most convenient for your schedule.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Juris Master Degree Program?

In our Juris Master online classes, you will gain a foundational understanding of legal research, analysis, and writing. As you study legal history, you will review the foundations of law and jurisprudence as well as legal ethics and professional responsibility. By concentrating on a specific area of study through one of our specializations, you will be able to tailor your master’s in law to your specific needs.

Our Juris Master degree is taught by practicing lawyers with real-world experience. Our professors care about you and strive to provide the mentorship and support you need throughout your degree program.

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Juris Master Degree Program Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online Juris Master degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can complete the Juris Master program in as little as 1 year!

Potential Career Fields for J.M. Graduates

  • Politics
  • Missions
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government leadership

Juris Master Online Degree Information

Please note: this is not an accredited degree by the American Bar Association and will not allow you to sit for the bar exam or practice law in the United States.

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Military Benefits for the Juris Master Degree

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

Juris Master General

Juris Master in American Legal Studies

Juris Master in Compliance

Juris Master in Health Law

Juris Master in International Legal Studies

Juris Master Online Degree Program Admission Requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Professional vita/résumé
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.