Ohio University

Admissions for M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture

Katie Conlon on study abroad program on Human Rights, Law and Justice in Northern Ireland.

Katie Conlon on study abroad program on Human Rights, Law and Justice in Northern Ireland.

How to Apply

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All graduate applications must be submitted electronically through the Graduate College.

Select the "Graduate Degree-Seeking Application." Then select "Center for Law, Justice & Culture." Choose between the on-campus and the online option:

  • On Campus Program Code: MA4416 Admissions will open for Fall 2020.
  • Online Program Code: MA4417 Admissions are open for Spring 2020.

Application Deadlines

On-Campus Program | Open for Fall 2020

  • Next on-campus cohort begins Fall 2020.
  • Priority Application deadline is Feb. 15. After that, applications for Fall 2020 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as long as space is available in the class.
  • Select MA4416 for the on-campus option.

Online Program | Open for Spring 2020 

  • The Spring application deadline is Dec. 15. The Summer application deadline is April 15.
  • Select MA4417 for the online option.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae or academic resume. Recent college graduates are requested to submit a two-page curriculum vitae that indicates your accomplishments relevant to the academic realm and demonstrates your capacity for academic success in this program. Applicants who have been working in professional careers for three or more years may provide an academic resume that demonstrates your intellectual characteristics, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and ability to effectively communicate.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Recent college graduates are requested to submit two academic letters of reference. Applicants who have been working in professional careers for three or more years may provide professional or academic references that speak to your intellectual characteristics, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and ability to effectively communicate.
  • Statement of purpose. Please submit a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing your background, interests, plans for graduate study, and career aspirations.The statement should include a discussion of some experiences and ideas that have shaped those interests, plans and aspirations, and why OHIO's M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture is the right program for you to pursue graduate study. This is one of the most important parts of the application, and considerable care should be taken in crafting it.
  • Optional writing sample. The writing sample should represent your very best academic work, regardless of the topic, and it should demonstrate your capacity for clear expression, close reading, skilled observation, critical thinking and the creative, rigorous interpretation of empirical data.
  • English Proficiency: Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Photocopies and/or faxes of English proficiency scores are not accepted.