Expedited Grad Degree

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by brow276, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. brow276

    brow276 Member

    Hello, I’m currently a complex adjuster for an insurance carrier handling toxic tort and pollution litigation. I’ve also started handling sex abuse cases and opioid lawsuits. The ultimate goal is to earn a law degree. I have an AAS in Criminal Justice and an BS in Business, both from the University of Phoenix. I’m small currently enrolled in the Dallas County Community College for an AAS in chemical dependence counseling so I can pick up my LCDC license. I really want to go to law school, however I need to bolster up mud education requirements. Does anyone know of an online management, public policy, or criminal justice program I can apply too? I’m in Texas. Thanks
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    I guess the user chrisjm18 will know a lot about this, but alas, I don't. Good luck with your studies!

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
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  3. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Adult learners needing accelerated grad school degree may want to check in to On-Line degrees from National University in the state of CA. Non For Profit, Regionally Accredited by WASC and specialty accreditation as well.
    They have one-month class format. It means if you degree program has 12 classes you will complete it in 12 months.

    They offer AS, BS, BA and Master degrees in # of areas including management, MBA and also Criminal Justice degrees. Some Master degree in little as 10 moths.


    My wife earned Masters Degree from National University.
  4. Courcelles

    Courcelles Member

    I’ve seen people knock out the MSML from WGU in two months before. Hard, but doable.
  5. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Brandman (MAOL) and WGU (MSML) have good options for competency based degrees but their fields of study are limited to Business, IT, Nursing and Teaching.
    Since competency based degree offerings were mentioned, I'll put my recommendation Walden BS CJ and/or the MS CJ. They have a special right now, 50% tuition.
  6. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    Unless you really had an abysmal gpa at U of P, I don't see the point in getting a masters in CJ just to go to law school. You're not intending to go further in the CJ field. I would look at law schools in the Houston area: University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. Both have part-time programs and strike me as more flexible than U of T, SMU or A & M. Sign up, study up, and take the LSAT exam coming up in November or January. Score well there and then apply.
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  7. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I agree with sideman. You already have the qualification for law school. I just started my LSAT prep on Khan Academy. I am targeting the January 16th, 2021 test and aiming for 165 (but would be okay with 160). I hate tests so much and the analytical and logical reasoning portions frustrate me... I will only be applying to Temple University Beasley School of Law.
  8. Linguaphile89

    Linguaphile89 New Member

    Keep in mind that LSAC does not include your graduate GPA into their GPA calculation. Your LSAC GPA is based only on the credit hours until the conferral of your first bachelor's degree. It is unlikely a graduate degree would sway the admissions process, as it is very much dependent on your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA. Keep in mind that the ABA is prolific in accrediting law schools and you should attend the best one that you can get into. If you can't attend a top 20, then attend the strongest regional school you can that offers you the best scholarship. If you can score above 165 on the LSAT, you might have some strong options. If you want law to be your primary career, you really need to set yourself up to attend the best school you can for the best price. Part time programs are an option, but usually those are best for career changers or people for whom the opportunity cost of attending such a program is lower because they can either pay their own tuition, have received scholarships, and have a backup opportunity. Please be very careful about taking out huge loans for law schools that don't offer as strong of a ROI.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2020

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