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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 for the Master of Arts in Law, Justice & Culture.

Early Assurance Program 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 Early Assurance Program will be able to start taking graduate courses while completing their bachelor’s degree.

Depending on their incoming credits, students can complete both their undergraduate bachelor and graduate M.A. degrees in four or five years. Learn more at the Center for Law, Justice & Culture website


  • Have a composite ACT score of 28 or greater or a combined SAT score of 1250 or greater
  • Have the equivalent high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be admitted to Ohio University in an eligible major: African-American studies, anthropology, English, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, or sociology-criminology.
  • 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

Application Process

The Law, Justice & Culture Early Assurance Program application deadline is February 1, 2020. 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 ID 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 Haley Duschinski, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, at duschins@ohio.edu with any questions about the Early Assurance Program.