• Juris Master On-Campus Program

Juris Master On-Campus Program

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.

Students can earn the Juris Master degree on either a full-time or part-time basis, with the option to take some courses online. The program’s 30-credit curriculum includes an Introduction to Legal Studies and Research course specifically designed for Juris master students. Students also will be required to take at least two courses from the J.D. first-year courses. Beyond those requirements, students may personalize their curriculum by specializing in one of five key areas: Business Law; Administrative Law and Governmental Relations; Environmental and Land Use Law; Criminal Law and Justice; and Employment and Human Resources Law. Each specialization has a menu of course offerings (some of which are offered online) designed to afford students a multi-faceted understanding of the laws impacting those areas.

Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be awarded a Juris Master degree.

The Juris Master degree is not an LL.M. degree for lawyers. The degree is intended for those who do not intend to become a licensed, practicing attorney and have not completed a Juris Doctorate.

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.

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Admissions Procedures

If you have questions and would like to speak with a member of the Juris Master Program team, please contact us at law-jurismaster@law.fsu.edu or 850.644.7591. 

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J.M. Virtual Information Sessions

Learn more about the Juris Master degree by attending one of our information sessions. Each virtual session will provide a program overview, including curriculum, benefits, admission requirements, deadlines and more. Our team will be ready to answer your questions. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12 PM – 1 PM (ET)

Monday, November 15, 2021
6 PM – 7 PM (ET)