The Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (the MJEL) at the University of Tulsa, College of Law is a cutting edge, entirely online degree. It is part of TU Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program, which itself grew from the Nation’s oldest and venerated Energy Law and Policy research institute, the National Energy Law and Policy Institute. Courses in the MJEL program are developed and taught by TU professors as well as other recognized experts. MJEL candidates will successfully complete four required courses, elective courses of their choice, and a two-hour thesis totaling 24 credit hours. The curriculum can be viewed here.
The six required courses are (15 credit hours):
- Regulation of Energy Markets
- Oil & Gas Law
- Environmental Law
- Energy Research, Analysis & Writing
- Energy Thesis Development Laboratory
- Energy Thesis (2 credit hours)
Then, three elective classes (9 credits) are to be taken from eleven different elective course options.
MJEL Program Costs
The total cost for tuition is $25,944 ($1,081 per credit hour). This is a 24 credit program. On average, it will be approximately $6,500 per semester, depending on the number of credit hours you are taking at the time.
Other expenses include (the following costs are estimated):
Textbooks – $100-$200
Headset – $50 – $75
Internet – Varies
PC/Laptop – Varies
As you peruse the website, you may notice that the classes offered in the MJEL degree are the upper division law classes offered in-person at the Law School as a part of the SERL curriculum.
The education you can obtain from the SERL program has launched many successful careers relating to the energy, natural resources and environmental fields. Here is what some of our recent grads have to say.
Cynthia Littlepage is a MJEL degree candidate (2014), working as a landman in the midcontinent: