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Juris Doctor (JD) Program



What will I learn?


Our Cincinnati Law JD program prepares you for an exciting and broad range of professional careers all over the world. Most Cincinnati Law school graduates find jobs as counselors, litigators, negotiators, drafters, advocates and decision-makers. Others work in business management, consulting, media, politics, teaching and other areas where having a law degree gives them a competitive advantage in their work.

With a Cincinnati Law JD degree, you will not only possess the skills necessary to practice law, you will also have the leadership and communications skills you need to be successful in all of your work endeavors.

Which department am I in?

College of Law

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,810.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023, 21 August 2023


UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university; Statement of Interest and one professional or academic letter of recommendation from an individual you have known for a minimum of one year; An overall 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher from all previous undergraduate coursework.

For international students

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School).

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of co-op learning and has led the world in applied experiential learning for over 200 years.

  • #1 public university for co-op and internships in the U.S.
  • Fantastic support for international students
  • Over 400 degree-programs, including a Pathway Program
  • Excellent safety track record and vibrant urban living

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