Frequently Asked Questions (MJEL)
- How long does it take to earn an MJEL degree? The MJEL program takes approximately two years to complete. Full-time and part-time options are available. Students who work full-time are encouraged to choose the part-time program option. Students must complete 24 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA to graduate. MJEL courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. A student must be enrolled in a minimum of five credit hours per semester to be eligible for financial aid.
- Does the MJEL program require me to visit the school to take exams? No. All exams and coursework is completed online. However, students who are available to travel are welcome to participate in TU Law’s commencement ceremony.
- Can I sit for the bar exam with an 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. Because legal requirements are an increasingly important part of the energy industry, the MJEL is designed to give you an advantage in the workplace that you cannot get from an MBA or any other business degree.
- Is there financial aid, scholarships, or other funding opportunities? Yes. Student loans are available for qualifying students. The University of Tulsa Financial Aid department will help you identify scholarships and obtain financial aid. In addition, your employer may have a tuition reimbursement program.
- Is the MJEL program new? The online Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law degree program, the first of its kind in the nation, was established in 2013 as part of TU College of Law’s Sustainable Energy & Resources Law (SERL) program. SERL was established in 1980.
- Is class attendance required at specific times? The requirement of attendance in the live classes varies based on the class and professor, but attendance during the live classes is highly encouraged and may be required. The live sessions are recorded for later review.