Early Option for Legal Studies Majors

A unique opportunity for Law, Criminal Justice, and Society (LCJS) majors to pair their LCJS BA with a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) from the Pitt School of Law

Students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who are majoring in Law, Criminal Justice, and Society, whether through the College of General Studies (CGS) or Dietrich Arts & Sciences (DSAS), may obtain the MSL degree in a program in which credits obtained in the MSL program also count toward the bachelor's degree. Students must be admitted to the Master of Studies in Law program independent of their admission to, and progress in, CGS or DSAS. Students must also have completed at least 96 credits toward a CGS/DSAS degree before beginning the Master of Studies in Law program. Of those 96 credits:
The last 30 credits must have been earned in residence at CGS or DSAS;
All skills and graduation requirements must have been completed;
All LCJS requirements must have been completed, except for the 2 elective courses (30 of 36 credits);
The elective component of the major (6 credits) will be waived; the first 6 credits of the Master of Studies in Law program will be deemed to have met this major requirement.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Professor Wesley Hiers at wjh16@pitt.edu