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Legal Studies, BA/BS

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Columbia, MS, United States
Mississippi University for Women’s School of Professional Studies offers a comprehensive four-year baccalaureate degree in Legal Studies.  The B.S. (or B.A.) degree program is one of only two programs in Mississippi approved by the American Bar Association.
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Overview

Department of Legal Studies

The Legal Studies offered by Mississippi University for Women is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of legal concepts and analytical skills to enable graduates to perform as efficient members of a legal team.

Mock TrialWe have an excellent program that offers the student a solid legal education. The program offers small classes with the best of instruction and resources. The program includes a full complement of legal courses designed to offer the student a well-rounded education and the utmost opportunity to succeed. The program also sponsors Bench & Gavel, a club open to all Legal Studies students, and Lambda Epsilon Chi, a national honorary fraternity for paralegals.  Further, this concentration provides an excellent foundation for further legal study in graduate and professional programs.

MUW’s legal studies program is designed for the education of paralegals.  Paralegals shall not provide legal services directly to the public, unless otherwise permitted by law.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Estates, Trusts and Wills 
  • Special Topics in Paralegal Studies
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

Admission requirements national

  • Students must submit high school transcripts and ACT* or SAT* scores. Students are required to complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC listed below and meet ACT or SAT requirements.)
Admission requirements international
  • International Students at The W join a diverse, multi-cultural community of students from over a dozen nations. And being consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 public universities in the South, it's no wonder nearly 3,300 men and women call our university home. Students may choose from over 50 accredited academic programs in our four colleges.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3762 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3762 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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