MSLAW/NICHOLS GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS
Nichols College and MSLAW have entered into an agreement which permits their students to work toward Graduate degrees and JD degrees simultaneously.
MSLAW and Nichols College Graduate students will be able to credit nine hours of courses given by MSLAW toward both degrees, as well as an additional 9 hours of courses given by Nichols through their online graduate program.
MSLAW students and graduates now have the opportunity to pursue three distinct Masters programs: A Masters in Business (MBA), a Masters in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), and a Masters in Accounting (MSA).
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BECKER COLLEGE/MSLAW SIX YEAR JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM
Becker College and Massachusetts School of Law have entered into a joint degree agreement, which permits students wishing to pursue a career in law to complete their educational requirements in six years, rather than the typical (and more expensive) seven years. Students admitted to Becker College may simultaneously take courses at MSLAW and Becker at no additional tuition charge, gaining the benefits of Becker’s liberal arts curriculum while easing into the rigors of law school. Similarly, MSLAW students can take advantage of upper level courses offered at Becker College to expand the breadth of their scholarship. Students enrolling in and successfully completing the joint degree program will receive a BA from Becker College, and a JD from MSLAW.
The six year program provides students who have traditionally been excluded from legal education with a tremendous opportunity to obtain a law degree more affordably than elsewhere. In the joint degree program, Becker students spend the first three years of their studies at the Becker campus. During the fourth year, they enroll in a senior seminar and two senior projects at Becker, as well as 21 credit hours of first year classes at MSLAW . Credits earned at MSLAW are applied to Becker’s degree requirements. Students then spend their final two years in the program at MSLAW to earn their JD. Students choosing to pursue a work or non-classroom experience after the fourth or fifth year may apply for a leave of absence to gain valuable real world experience before completing their degrees.
MSLAW/FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY JOINT JD/MBA DEGREE PROGRAM
The Fitchburg State University Graduate MBA Program and MSLAW have entered into an agreement which permits their students to work toward MBA and JD degrees simultaneously. MSLAW and Fitchburg State College Graduate students will be able to credit six hours of courses given by MSLAW toward both degrees, as well as an additional six hours of courses given either by Fitchburg State, by MSLAW at Fitchburg State, or team taught at either institution by faculty members of both institutions. To read the articulation agreement, please click here.
Fitchburg State and MSLAW Six Year Joint Degree Program
Fitchburg State Univeristy and MSLAW have entered into a joint degree program which allows qualified students interested in pursuing a legal career to earn their BA or BS and their JD in six years, instead of the usual seven years. Students enrolled in the program complete a 90 credit course of study at Fitchburg State before matriculating to MSLAW. This accelerated program allows students to pursue a legal career a year earlier than would otherwise be possible, while at the same time saving the student significant tuition costs. Students may contact Professor Paula Colby-Clements for more information. To read the articulation agreement, please click here.
MSLAW/FISHER COLLEGE JOINT JD/MBA DEGREE PROGRAM
The purpose of this agreement is to allow students from MSLAW and Fisher College to attend classes at either institution and use credits from those classes towards either Masters of Business Administrations (MBA), Juris Doctor (JD) or a combined MBA/JD Degree. This agreement by Fisher and MSLAW recognizes the common objectives, content, and student competencies that exist in programs in specific disciplines common to both institutions. Based on the identification of common course content and competencies, appropriate arrangements can be made for students to pursue course work at Fisher and MSLAW and to be awarded a Masters in Business Administration degree from Fisher and/or a Juris Doctor degree from MSLAW upon completion of his or her studies at these institutions. Please click here for a copy of the agreement.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.
To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.