MSJ Program - General Information
MSJ Program in Health Law, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance and/or Intellectual Property Law
Seton Hall Law School offers a Master of Science in Jurisprudence (MSJ) degree in Health Law, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance and/or Intellectual Property Law. The MSJ program provides professionals working in health care, information technology, telecommunication, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology with a solid foundation in the legal and regulatory aspects of these industries.
The MSJ is unique in that it provides a rigorous grounding in the law for students who do not want to become lawyers, but who, instead, want to use the law to enhance their effectiveness and marketability in a non-legal career. Combining this degree with their professional experiences, MSJ graduates have numerous opportunities available to them. Alumni work in a broad spectrum of positions as compliance officers, contract analysts, healthcare administrators, nurse managers, patent/trademark assistants, pharmaceutical financial analysts, quality assurance managers, supervisors, clinical operations directors, and lobbyists. Applicants who are unsure which degree is best for them may wish to attend a Law School Information Session or make an appointment with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs to discuss their goals and objectives.
Students may not transfer credits from the MSJ Program into the J.D. Program if they decide after starting the program that they wish to pursue the J.D. degree instead. However, students transferring from a J.D. Program into the Seton Hall Law School MSJ Program may request that their transcript be evaluated. Credits may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates seeking admission to the MSJ Program must have at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or the foreign equivalent. The admissions committee prefers candidates who have professional experience in the health, technology, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. Decisions are based on quality of undergraduate performance, ability to do superior work, and above-average writing skills. Candidates are not required to take pre-admission tests such as the LSAT, GRE or GMAT.
Enrollment in the program commences several times each year with the first class: The Legal System, Research and Writing. Students who do not successfully complete The Legal System, Research and Writing course may not continue in the program.
Candidates interested in applying to the MSJ program may fill out the MSJ Application online. Additionally, they may contact the Office of Graduate Programs at (973) 642-8871 or email@example.com to request the next start date and current tuition rates.
The application deadline for the next MSJ class is a rolling deadline with applications accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Orientation is held virtually prior to the beginning of classes. An application fee of $60 is required with the application.