As an interdisciplinary liberal arts program, the master's degree draws on perspectives from African American studies, anthropology, criminology, political science, sociology, history, law, and women's, gender and sexuality studies. The degree is housed within the OHIO Center for Law, Justice & Culture, an interdisciplinary teaching and research center focusing on law in relation to the social and political challenges of the 21st century. The center's faculty are leading researchers with national and global expertise on diverse forms of law in contemporary, historical, and comparative contexts.
Master of Arts in Law, Justice & Culture
Offered On Campus and Online
This innovative and flexible master's degree in Law, Justice & Culture trains students in critical analysis of law as it operates in relation to society, culture, politics, and power in specific contexts, including the United States as well as other western and non-western legal traditions.
This program prepares its graduates for careers in research and policy, public agencies, advocacy organizations, private companies, and NGOs, as well as law school and Ph.D. programs.
- Offered in-person or entirely online
- 32 credits at your own pace
- Designed for working professionals, especially those in law or law-related fields
- No GRE required
Be a part of the thriving Center for Law, Justice & Culture community
The program also offers a nine-day study abroad program to all students, on-campus or online, over spring break focusing on human rights, law and justice in post-conflict Northern Ireland. This study abroad experience includes interactions with former combatants, human rights lawyers, ex-political prisoners, victims associations, and restorative justice practitioners, as well as visits to museums, former prisons, and non-governmental organizations.
Diverse Careers in Law, Justice & Culture
Forge your unique path with our dynamic program that opens doors to a multitude of opportunities. Whether you're eyeing law school or seeking an alternative route, our graduates have embarked on diverse journeys. Some have championed human rights as legal aid professionals in NGOs, while others evolved from paralegals to esteemed attorneys. Many others stay rooted in their original fields, such as education, journalism, or paralegal work, infused with newfound expertise.
Financial Aid: When graduate students take two 4-hour courses per semester, their attendance is considered half-time for financial aid purposes. U.S. citizens and permanent residents have access to federally funded loans through Ohio University's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Ohio University school code is 003100.
Tuition and fees are assessed on a per-credit-hour basis.
For full-time on-campus students, tuition is assessed at the full-time comprehensive level per semester.