Master of Judicial Studies

Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a graduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact information

Program Director: Shawn Marsh
Phone: (775) 682-7987

How do I apply?

Fall Application Deadline: July 1. Spring Application Deadline: December 1. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn with an advanced degree in judicial studies?

The Master of Judicial Studies (MJS) is a specialized degree program for judges. Offered and supported by a number of judicial organizations, the University offers this degree for currently employed judges wishing to advance their education.

Further, the MJS program is a challenging, stimulating academic degree program designed to:

  • Provide a structured, interdisciplinary academic curriculum applicable to judicial needs
  • Encourage students to take an active role in teaching, planning and administering judicial education
  • Provide experience (by virtue of the MJS thesis and dissertation requirements) in conducting and publishing research of interest and applicability to the judicial system
  • Provide an academic degree program having national scope and impact

Application process

Judicial Studies Graduate Handbook

Read through the judicial studies master's degree handbook to find out if this advanced degree program is right for you.

Read the Graduate Handbook
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