FSU College of Law
Earn your Master's in Law online
FSU’s Online Juris Master Program is the nation’s #2 ranked Online Master’s in Legal Studies. Earn a master’s degree in law and learn important legal and regulatory compliance skills that can help you advance your career.
100% Online Delivery
Built for working professionals, our exclusively online and asynchronous platform affords students the flexibility they need to earn a degree while also working full-time.
Innovative and Relevant Curriculum
Career-focused curriculum is designed to give students the valuable skills needed to succeed in a competitive job market.
Affordable Tuition Rates
The program is competitively priced for both in-state and out-of-state students.
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What You Need To Know
The Juris Master Program is a master’s degree in law for non-lawyers. The 30-credit hour program is intended for graduates and professionals whose careers intersect with the law but do not intend to become attorneys.
FSU’s Juris Master is a customizable degree which affords non-lawyers the opportunity to build legal knowledge within the following concentrations:
“My background is in healthcare administration, and the J.M. Program at FSU Law allowed me to gain the knowledge I needed to excel in my career, as well as to grow my interest in healthcare law. Being a non-traditional student, I value this program for what it was able to provide me while juggling a full-time job and being a mother.” – Jessica Shields, J.M.
“Attending FSU Law has been one of my greatest accomplishments. I have grown immensely personally and professionally. This program has taught me how to explore all of the possibilities and go after what I want, regardless of the challenges. I will be forever grateful for this rewarding experience. A big thank you to the entire J.M. team!” – Joy Mathis, J.M.
“FSU’s Juris Master Program provided me with many principles and scopes of understanding as an entrepreneur, businessman, and professional. This degree allows me to realistically pursue being a sports agent, executive, and much more.” -Eddie Graham, Jr., J.M.
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Is The J.M. Degree For You?
Earning a Juris Master degree from Florida State University College of Law will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the law and regulations impacting heavily regulated industries. The career-focused curriculum was specially designed to prepare working professionals to better understand the compliance issues surrounding their work and effectively strategize for, identify, and understand potential legal and regulatory hazards. Students also learn how to implement intelligent risk management programs and determine when legal counsel is needed.
Yes! The J.M. Program is 100% online. Our asynchronous platform creates a highly interactive learning experience for students to connect, learn, and engage whenever and wherever. Courses are taught by world-renowned College of Law faculty and numerous industry leaders at the top of their respective enterprises. Courses consist of pre-recorded lectures and weekly assignments, with occasional live online meetings throughout the semester, allowing students to interact with their instructors, teaching assistants, and peers.
Students in the J.M. Program should expect to devote 4-5 hours per course, per week on their school work.
Yes! Courses are offered three semesters per year in the fall, spring, and summer.
- Fall (16 weeks): August – December
- Spring (16 weeks): January – April
- Summer (13 weeks): May – August
Students who pursue part-time coursework can complete the program in five semesters, which is equivalent to two years.
The J.M. Program curriculum was designed by consulting top industry experts and prominent in-house counsel. The curriculum is ever-evolving based on new regulations, statutes, and the valuable contributions of current and former J.M. students regarding desired ‘hot topics’ within highly regulated industries.
The J.M. degree is designed to be flexible and customizable. Students have the unique opportunity to take up to four elective courses outside of their designated concentration. Allowing students to tailor their curriculum to meet their academic and professional goals.