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How to Apply for the Law, Justice & Culture Early Assurance Program

Outstanding high school seniors are invited to apply for Ohio University’s Early Assurance Program (EAP) for the Master of Arts in Law, Justice & Culture.

Early Assurance Program (EAP) students apply for admission to the M.A. in law, justice, and culture program while they are still in high school, and a seat in the master’s program is reserved for them as long as they maintain program requirements during their undergraduate time at OHIO. Students accepted into the EAP will be able to start taking graduate courses while completing their bachelor’s degree.

The M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture is a rigorous and selective graduate program focusing on the challenges of law and justice in the 21st century. It is great preparation for careers in research and policy, public agencies, advocacy organizations, private companies, and nonprofits, as well as law school and Ph.D. programs.

Benefits of the Law, Justice, & Culture EAP

  • Admission to the Master of Arts in Law, Justice, Culture program
  • Access to programming and activities that provide a firsthand look into careers in law, research and policy, public agencies, advocacy organizations, private companies, and nonprofits
  • Preparation for law school and Ph.D. programs

Eligibility

  • Have the equivalent high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have a record of strong academic engagement, for example (but not limited to): a challenging high school curriculum, leadership in extracurricular activities, sustained community engagement, or independent learning experiences
  • Have been admitted to OHIO's Athens campus as a first-year student in one of the following majors:
    • African-American studies
    • Anthropology
    • English
    • Geography
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Political science
    • Sociology
    • Sociology-criminology

Application Process

The Law, Justice & Culture Early Assurance Program application deadline has been extended to March 1, 2021. To be considered, students must submit the following:

  • Early Assurance Program application, including response to essay question
  • List of extracurricular activities
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or instructor

You will need your OHIO email address and password to apply. If you haven't activated your OHIO ID, please visit the admitted student website and use your PID to get started. If you need assistance with your OHIO ID and password, visit the OHIO Information Technology website or call 740.593.1222.

Apply now!

For more information, visit the Center for Law, Justice & Culture website. Please contact Smoki Musaraj, associate professor and director of the Law, Justice & Culture EAP, at musaraj@ohio.edu with any questions about the Early Assurance Program.