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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


  • 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 fall 2024 application will be available in early December. Details coming soon!


For more information, visit the Center for Law, Justice & Culture website. Please contact Kevin Uhalde, director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, at with any questions about the Early Assurance Program.