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M.S.J. Curriculum

 

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Overview

The MSJ Program at Seton Hall Law is a 31-credit degree which can be completed entirely online or as a hybrid online/traditional in-person degree, at the student's option. There are no residency requirements for the entirely online graduate program. MSJs who elect to pursue a hybrid online/in-person degree attend live electives and sit side-by-side with Juris Doctor (JD) and post-JD (LLM) students. MSJs are invited to attend special events on campus which are held several times a year and MSJs are always welcome to visit the campus in person to meet faculty and other students pursuing a Master's degree in law.

Concentrations

MSJ students must elect to pursue a concentration area. Once a course of study is chosen, all MSJ students are required to take foundational courses in an ONLINE format. In addition to the foundation courses, MSJ students must satisfy the requirements for the concentration area they have chosen through a combination of online or in-person core and elective classes. For the complete list of approved classes in each concentration area, follow the links below:

  1. Financial Services Compliance

  2. Health & Hospital Law

  3. Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance

  4. Intellectual Property Law

  5. Privacy Law & Cyber Security

Dual concentrations may be pursued. An MSJ student pursuing a Dual Concentration in any two of Health & Hospital Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy Law & Cyber Security or Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance must take nine credits in each subject area in order to be awarded the Dual Degree. Additional credits over 31 will be required to earn a dual degree with Financial Services Compliance and any other concentration area. Read the policy here.

Courses and Start Dates

Online courses in the MSJ degree program are offered five times a year - two in the Fall semester, two in the Spring semester, and one in the Summer semester. All online courses are 8-weeks long and are taken consecutively, not concurrently. A student may enroll in the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer term. The first required course a student must take, regardless of concentration area, is Introduction to Law & Legal Writing. This schedule lists all the courses offered and the corresponding start dates. 

 

Sample Schedule

Students may enroll in the MSJ program in the Spring, Summer, or Fall semester.  A sample schedule for an MSJ student is outlined below with the three start date options. The first four classes are required and must be taken in order. Core and elective classes are 3 credits each and may be taken in any order. 

 

  SPRING SEMESTER START
January
   
January

 
Introduction to Law & Legal Writing (4 cr.)    
March

 
Torts: Liability for Civil Wrongs (3 cr.) SUMMER SEMESTER START
June
 
June

 
Fundamentals of Business Law (3cr.) Introduction to Law & Legal Writing (4cr.) FALL SEMESTER START
September
September

 
Constitutional Law Survey (3cr.) Torts: Liability for Civil Wrongs (3cr.)

Introduction to Law & Legal Writing (4cr.)

November Core One Fundamentals of Business Law (3cr.) Torts: Liability for Civil Wrongs (3cr.)

 

January Core Two Constitutional Law Survey (3cr.) Fundamentals of Business Law (3cr.)

 

March Core Three Core One Constitutional Law Survey (3cr.)

 

June Elective One Core Two Core One

 

September Elective Two Core Three Core Two

 

November Elective Three Elective One Core Three

 

January DEGREE CONFERRED Elective Two Elective One

 

March   Elective Three Elective Two

 

June GRADUATE* DEGREE CONFERRED and GRADUATE* Elective Three

DEGREE CONFERRED

*Degrees are conferred in January, May and August each year.  There is one graduation ceremony held in late May each year and all graduates (January, May and August) for that year are encouraged to attend.

 

 


 


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