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Juris Doctor, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
Suffolk University Law School offers a three-year full-time program and four-year part-time/evening program for students to earn a juris doctor degree. 
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Overview

Suffolk Law is recognized as among the nation's top law schools for practice-oriented legal education. Our legal writing, trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution and clinical programs are all nationally ranked and teach students key legal practice skills.

The clinics program is recognized as one of the best in the nation, with opportunities for a wide variety of courtroom and transactional experience. Our clinics allow students to represent real clients on real cases and develop practical skills for being a lawyer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    84 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking Law
  • Environmental Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Academic Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48090 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    48090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48090 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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