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Law, B./Juris Doctor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s law program has partnered with the University of Baltimore School of Law to offer you a combined bachelor’s and juris doctor program that saves you time and tuition – without compromising value! With a doctorate in law and a bachelor’s degree in the field of your choice, there’s no limit to how far you can go in the world of justice. 
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Overview

Since Frostburg State University program is grounded in a strong liberal arts education and experiential learning, you’ll gain the all-important communication and critical thinking skills sought by law schools, plus the experience to prove your abilities. The Political Science department and Law and Society program offer a wide variety of electives so you can explore your law interests and find your niche in time to start your graduate education off right.

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree and an advanced law degree in six years instead of the usual seven.
  • Secure your spot early in the University of Baltimore School of Law with this collaborative program.

Career

Graduates of law programs can begin building their careers as paralegals, lawyers, mediators and more and can focus on a wide range of law fields, including criminal, family, corporate and elder laws. Prospective paralegals have a good chance of employment, as law firms are increasingly hiring paralegals and often do not require applicants to have advanced degrees or experience. 

Lawyers are typically required to complete a juris doctor degree program at an American Bar Association-approved school and are experiencing less job growth but higher wages than paralegals. To become a judge, applicants must have a law degree and years of experience and be elected or nominated. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Social Philosophy
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • State and Local Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Program Evaluation
  • Public Budgeting
  • American Public Policy 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Drugs & Human Behavior
  • Intro. to Secure Computing & Info. Assurance
  • Racial & Cultural Minorities 
  • Criminology 
  • Juvenile Delinquency

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit an original Application for Admission to Frostburg State University. 
  • Pay the one-time application fee of $45.00 (USD) to Frostburg State University. 
  • Submit official or school certified academic transcript(s) from all high schools and/or colleges/universities attended.  
  • Submit an International Student Certification of Financial Support form along with required supporting financial documents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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