Frequently Asked Questions

What are the costs of tuition and fees?

To assist students with law school costs, Seton Hall Law offers financial assistance to students based on financial need and academic merit. Select below for a breakdown of tuition costs and fees.

  • Breakdown of Tuition and Fees

    Tuition   (Academic Year 2020-21)
    JD Full-Time Tuition $29,236.00 per semester
    JD Part-Time Tuition $21,926.00 per semester
    LLM Tuition $1,653.00 per credit
    MSJ Tuition (Enrolled as of Summer 2019 or Later) $1,325.00 per credit
    MSJ Tuition (Enrolled as of Spring 2019 or Earlier) $1,276.00 per credit
    Online Graduate Certificate (Enrolled as of Summer 2019 or Later) $3,975.00 per course
    Online Graduate Certificate (Enrolled as of Spring 2019 or Earlier) $3,828.00 per course
    Registration Fees (Per Semester)  
    JD University Fee $400.00
    JD Technology Fee $440.00
    LLM University Fee $400.00
    LLM Technology Fee $440.00
    MSJ University Fee $200.00
    MSJ Technology Fee $220.00
    Late Registration Fee $50.00
    Late Payment Fee (minimum) *$35.00
    Late Payment Fee (maximum) *$250.00

    *This fee applies to any semester bill remaining unpaid after the last day of the registration period.

    For information on Tuition Bills and Fees, click here.

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How do online courses work?

For our Master of Science in Law and Graduate Certificate courses, students "attend" class by accessing the virtual course classroom (Blackboard) and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via e-mail and online discussion forums. Students are required to complete assignments according to the course schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online discussions.

Can I start and complete an online course whenever I want?

No. Our online law courses begin and end on set dates. Students enrolled in online law programs take courses in small groups, with assignments due on specified dates. However, students maintain the flexibility to decide when, within each week, they will study their course materials and participate online.

Do I have to be online at a certain time each day or week?

No, but you are required to stay on schedule with assignments and log in to Blackboard multiple times per week. You have the flexibility of choosing the time of day or night you want to log on to the Internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete your assignments and turn them in (through Blackboard) by the specified date and time.

What skills do I need to complete an online course?

As a student enrolled in our Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Law program, you need a basic familiarity with computers and the Internet. You do not need to be an expert in computing. You must be comfortable using word processing software (e.g., MS Word), know how to use an Internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer), and know how to communicate via e-mail.

You also need to be disciplined as an online learner and committed to your online law courses, as you are responsible for keeping up with the course schedule and submitting your assignments on time.

Can I take only one course?

Yes. Students do not need to enroll in the Graduate Certificate or MSJ Degree to take a course. Academic credit will still be earned with one course, and can be applied toward a certificate or degree if a student chooses to enroll at a later date.

How much time per week will online courses take?

Generally, students should plan to spend between 3-4 hours per credit per week on online law courses, including reading assigned materials, viewing presentations online, participating in discussions, and completing writing projects.

How will I receive official communications from Seton Hall Law and my online course instructor?

Official communications will be sent via your Seton Hall email account and/or within the Blackboard system. It is very important for you to have access to your Seton Hall email account and to check it often.

Will my certificate or degree state that I earned it online?

No, certificates and degrees earned online are identical to those issued for campus-based programs. Distance education does not affect your certificate or degree.

Is Seton Hall Law School accredited?

Yes. This includes the online courses. Please view our official accreditations here.

What are the technical requirements?

All students need access to a computer and internet. Technical requirements can be viewed here. If you need help with PirateNet, your email or BlackBoard please contact us at 973-642-8017.

Does Seton Hall Law School accept transfer credit?

Yes. Please view our official Transfer of Credit Policy.

Will any online credits earned transfer to the Juris Doctor (JD)?

No. Credits earned in the graduate certificate or the MSJ program do not transfer into the JD program.

Division of Online Learning

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