Online Juris Master (J.M.) – General Empowering Legal Leaders


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

No matter the industry, advanced experts and leaders often find that to tackle the most significant problems in their fields, they need to understand the law. But if you don’t plan to become an attorney, how can you get the legal skills you need as quickly as possible? Liberty University designed a 100% online Juris Master (J.M.) – General degree to fit your need for a customizable, flexible, and fast legal studies degree.

With a core of advanced law studies and research skills, you can customize your approach to legal studies to fit your career needs. 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. Through this 100% online program, you will have the freedom to continue your career while finishing an in-depth and tailored legal studies degree.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you need to understand legal policy and regulations that govern businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, and government agencies, Liberty’s online Juris Master degree will help you gain a broad, in-depth study of legal issues in your industry. As our most flexible online law degree program, the Juris Master – General degree can help you build an unbeatable combination of professional and legal knowledge that’s just right for your career.

Unlike the lengthy and restrictive degree plans required for bar-eligible Juris Doctor degrees, we designed our Juris Master – General degree to give you a streamlined core of legal studies with customizable electives. Building on this foundation, you can choose electives that will help you build a targeted skill set. This format gives you the flexibility you need to study and complete assignments when it is most convenient for your schedule.

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.

Because Liberty University is a Christian school and desires to Train Champions for Christ in the law and policy field, the online Juris Master program is grounded in biblical ethics and professional responsibility that reflects a Christian worldview. You can be confident that our approach to legal issues will be based on a foundation of ethics and responsible practice.

In our Juris Master – General program, you will gain a critical foundation of research, policy analysis, and legal writing. You will review the foundations of law and jurisprudence as well as legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Depending on which electives you choose, topics may include laws related to health care, corporate law, intellectual property, administrative law, and risk management. You will examine the process of meeting legal, ethical, and professional standards set by government agencies and third-party players. You can study how organizations develop and administer practical standards to screen and evaluate employees, communicate and educate them on compliance issues, investigate non-compliance, and take appropriate disciplinary and remedial measures.

With a firm foundation in legal studies, the Juris Master degree can equip you with a broad skill set to tackle legal issues in any industry you choose.

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Who May Qualify?

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  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

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