Master of 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.
Why Get an MJS in Judicial Studies?
- Provides access to cutting-edge knowledge from diverse faculty members
- Improves legal critical/analytical skills
- Sharpens writing skills and improves opinion writing
- Contributes to the growing judicial studies knowledge pool
- Helps recharge judicial batteries
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
How do I apply?
Judges seeking the MJS degree can apply online to the University's Graduate School. Applications are accepted throughout the year for consideration each January, with notification given in mid-February.
You can apply now if you are ready to begin at the University. If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact:
Shawn Marsh, Ph.D.
Director, Judicial Studies Program
Program Officer, Judicial Studies Program