FAQs

San Antonio Center Classroom

What is the Texas A&M Law M.Jur. degree program in business law and compliance?

The Aggie Masters of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) offered in San Antonio is a graduate degree program designed for working adults who seek to advance their careers with a higher-level understanding of law as it impacts business, but who do not seek to become practicing lawyers.* The degree is ideal for professionals in positions involving contracting and negotiation, legal compliance, human resources, risk assessment and mitigation, and other managerial areas. The program is part time, enabling professionals in the San Antonio area to continue working full time while obtaining their Texas A&M masters degree.

*Students who wish to sit for a state bar exam and become lawyers should not enroll in the 30 credit hour M.Jur. program, but should instead seek the Juris Doctor (or J.D.) degree, which requires completion of 90 credit hours, typically in a three-years of full-time study. Please note that M.Jur. program credits do not transfer into the Texas A&M Juris Doctor degree program.

Where are classes held?

Live classes meet at the law school’s San Antonio Center location (711 Navarro Street, Suite 250, in the downtown business district) just two evenings per week. The live classes will also be supplemented with online content between weekly meetings, and that content can be accessed anywhere.

What are the admissions requirements?

The baseline admission requirements are the completion of an undergraduate bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., etc.), professional work experience, and letters of recommendation. Our M.Jur. Admissions Process details other information that the university requires to apply. At present, we do not require a graduate-level admissions test (like the GRE, LSAT, or GMAT) because we are not persuaded that those tests are useful indicators for this degree.

What are the requirements for completing the degree?

The M.Jur. program requires completion of 30 credit hours,* taken in four, 12-week semesters (i.e., two fall semesters and two spring semesters totaling 27 credit hours) plus three credit hours completed outside those semesters, such as during the intervening summer or online.

*Students who wish to sit for a state bar exam and become lawyers should not enroll in the 30 credit hour M.Jur. program, but should instead seek the Juris Doctor (or J.D.) degree, which requires completion of 90 credit hours, typically in a three-years of full-time study. Please note that M.Jur. program credits do not transfer into the Texas A&M Juris Doctor degree program.

What courses are in the curriculum?

The first year of the program is focused on foundational courses covering the U.S. legal system, contract law, business entities, negotiation and dispute resolution, international business, and legal analytical methods. The second year of the program is built around specialty courses exploring such areas as intellectual property, secured transactions, employment law, insurance law, and regulatory compliance issues.  For information on specific course offerings, please contact us to request additional information. 

Are scholarships, loans, or other financial aid available?

Financial Aid can assist students in covering education costs while attending school. To receive aid from the federal government, a student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e. permanent resident) and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically to be considered for federal student loans. Here is additional information on tuition and financial aid. You can use the tuition calculator to determine what your fees/tuition will be. Make sure to select the “School of Law” tab. Information regarding student loans for graduate students is available on the Texas A&M University website at http://financialaid.tamu.edu/Graduate/Types-of-Aid#0-Loans.

Is the program eligible for veterans benefits?

Texas A&M University has a proud tradition of serving military veterans, including those using their benefits under the federal G.I. Bill and the Texas Hazlewood Act. Our admissions staff is well-versed in assisting veterans to navigate individual program requirements. For more information on Texas A&M Veteran Services, please visit https://veterans.tamu.edu/.

How do I apply?

San Antonio Center