Master of Jurisprudence FAQ

How long does it take to obtain the MJEL degree?

The MJEL program takes approximately 2 years to graduate.  Full-time and part-time registration is available.  If you work full-time, it is recommended that you attend part-time.  A student must complete 24 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA to graduate.

The MJEL program offers courses in fall, spring, and summer terms.  A student must be enrolled half-time (minimum of 5 credit hours) to be eligible for financial aid.


Does the program require me to come to the school for tests and exams?

No.  All exams, quizzes, etc., are online.  However, students who are available to travel are welcome to participate in TU’s College of Law commencement ceremony.


Can I sit for the Bar Exam with the MJEL degree?

No.  The MJEL degree does not qualify you to sit for the bar exam.  Instead, the MJEL is designed to help you accelerate your career.  It is the legal analog to the MBA.

Since legal requirements are an increasingly important part of the energy industry, the MJEL is designed to gives you an edge in the workplace that you cannot get from an MBA or any other business degree.


How much does it cost to complete the program?

The total cost for tuition is $25,944 ($1,081 per credit hour), and the cost is spread out across the program depending on the number of credit hours you are taking at that time.  On average, it will be approximately $6,500 per semester.

There will be the additional cost of books (approx. $100.00-$200.00 a semester), a headset (price will vary according to your location and preferences), as well as computer and Internet access.  We do not recommend the use of public computers to attend your online courses.


Is there financial aid, scholarships or other funding opportunities?

Yes, there is financial aid.  Student loans are available for qualifying students.  The University of Tulsa Financial Aid department will help you with financial aid or identifying scholarships that might be available to you.  In addition, your company might have a tuition reimbursement program.


Is the MJEL program new?

Yes, but MJEL program is based on TU’s well-respected Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program, which has for 38 years been teaching lawyers, executives and academics about energy law.  With advances in online learning technology, our online program is available to the global community.