Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy - Admission
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The deadline for applications has been extended to August 1. Please use the PDF application linked below. Be sure to review the instructions and requirements for your application. For more information or assistance, please email us at GradPrograms@law.stetson.edu.
Note: This program is pending SACSCOC approval.
Master of Jurisprudence Application Checklist
- Complete application form
- Personal Statement of less than 1,200 words answering the question:“What are your professional goals and how would the M.J. program enhance your career?”
- Complete official transcripts from all colleges, universities and graduate or professional schools attended
- GRE, GMAT or a request to waive due to adequate experience
- One letter of recommendation
- Resume or C.V.
Additional Documents for Foreign Applicants:
- TOEFL score (≥88 internet-based) –OR- IELTS score (≥6.5), if applicable
- Complete Financial Declaration Form (PDF) (for those needing visas)
- Credential Evaluation of Transcripts and Degrees
All applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement and must be proficient in the English language. Students whose first language is not English, or did not earn a degree in an institution/country where English is the primary language of instruction will be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. The TOEFL score requirement will be set at 88 and the IELTS score requirement will be set at 6.5. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be interviewed by the Assistant Dean of International and Graduate Programs and a member of the Admissions Committee, if the language score is less than the standard. Decisions on admission for these students will be made on a case by case basis.
International and domestic applicants will be required to submit a GRE taken with the last 5 years as a part of the application package. The GRE may be waived for working professionals in certain cases.
The U.S. population is aging, and as it does the need for health and human service professionals with legal experience increases. Stetson Law’s Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy is a unique, online program designed to give non-lawyer students and working professionals an advanced understanding of elder law, policies, and ethics.
The Master of Jurisprudence at a Glance
In as little as two years, professionals from nursing, social work, and other human services fields will cultivate a strong foundation of Aging, Law and Policy. Gain a practical knowledge of elder law and policies, as well as the leadership and communication skills needed to advance your career, without having to interrupt your career or relocate.
Advance Your Career in a Growing Field
- Earn your degree on your schedule.
- Enhance your résumé and discover new career opportunities.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the legal system and how it impacts the elderly and those who advocate and care for them.
- Make better business decisions informed by your knowledge of the law.
Aging, Law and Policy Program Highlights
- Four semester, 25-credit online program
- In-demand areas of study such as disability law, gerontological healthcare, guardianship, taxes and estate planning, and and ethics in elder care
- Courses taught by legal experts and leaders in the field of Aging, Law and Policy
- Access to Stetson's online library resources for Aging, Law and Policy
- GRE not required with appropriate work experience
Why pursue a Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy?
An advanced comprehension of Aging, Law and Policy provides valuable benefits for non-lawyers working in human service fields. Experienced professionals and recent graduates can meet the growing demand for specialized resources adept at evaluating and communicating legal issues, while increasing their skill set in this in-demand field. A basic understanding of Aging, Law and Policy will better prepare you to serve this vulnerable population.
- Gain a competitive edge for new career opportunities and advancement
- Become part of Stetson Law's alumni network and connect with professionals who assist students and fellow graduates with career placement.
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About Stetson University College of Law
The Master of Jurisprudence program takes place at Stetson University College of Law. Founded in 1900 as Florida's first law school, Stetson University College of Law is a leader in international legal education. Stetson is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools. Stetson offers a welcoming environment for students from around the world, with renowned professors who share the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace.
Stetson Law has been ranked as the top law school for Trial Advocacy training for the past 19 years and also as one of the top four institutions for Legal Writing by U.S. News and World Report.
Stetson Law is widely recognized as a place where students feel at home and closely attended to. Due to the small class sizes and our close knit community, we can offer services and give extra attention to our students personal and professional needs.
Note: Admission to the M.J. programs does not guarantee admission to the J.D. program. Students who apply to the J.D. program after completing the M.J. may not transfer any M.J. courses or credits from that program to the M.J.