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College of Law

Florida State University


Juris Master Program

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Earn a 1-year degree that could help you advance in your chosen field and understand important legal, business and regulatory issues. 

The Florida State University College of Law Juris Master degree program is designed for a workforce that is increasingly interested in legal training. The program is intended for those who possess a bachelor’s degree and want to advance their career as a non-lawyer by earning a degree in one year. The program is flexible with few required courses – students can tailor their curriculum for their specific professional advancement goals.

The 30-credit curriculum includes two courses specifically designed for Juris Master students: Introduction to Legal Studies and Introduction to Legal Research. Students also will be required to take at least two courses from the J.D. core curriculum. The remaining courses are elective and will be selected by students according to their professional interests. The Florida State University College of Law will work with students to ensure the optimal curriculum.

The degree program may be completed on either a full-time, one-year schedule or on a part-time basis that lasts no more than three years, with the option to take some courses online. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be awarded a Juris Master degree.

Benefits of earning a Juris Master from Florida State include:

  • Instruction by professors who comprise one of the nation's top law faculties.
  • A broad, innovative curriculum that can provide students with a better background for careers in business, finance, banking, government and human relations.
  • Access to Florida State's superb law alumni network, which is comprised of professionals who make it a priority to help students and fellow graduates with their job searches.