Testing may vary depending on the faculty member teaching the course. A class might have online tests and assessments, or it may be graded based on individual or group projects and/or papers. Tests and other assessments will be tailored to the online format of the program.

Yes. The School of Law holds a graduation ceremony each May in Minneapolis. It is open to all graduates, regardless of whether their degree was earned through on-campus or online study.

Yes, we support veterans and military families by participating in the Yellow Ribbon program. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at lawschool@stthomas.edu.

The most recent salary information available can be found on the SCCE website.

No. The online programs are offered as cohorts, and every student takes the same courses with his or her entering cohort.

Because the online program operates in a cohort model, we are not able to offer credit to current students or alumni. All students must take all the courses as a cohort. An applicant who previously completed a course similar to one offered in the online program, or who has substantial work experience connected to a course offered in the program, will remain with his or her cohort in the program courses. No testing out is permitted. One advantage of the cohort model is that other members of the cohort benefit from the deeper knowledge and experience of a classmate as they progress through the program collectively.

No. The online programs operate as closed cohorts and therefore no credits will be offered to current students or alumni. All students must take all courses as a cohort.

Not at this time. We are currently in communication with the Compliance Certification Board regarding accreditation requirements.

The online program is designed as a part-time program and should amount to about a half-time job. A good rule of thumb is that each 3-credit class should take 130-150 total hours to complete, including the readings, projects, time spent online, etc. This amount equates to approximately 18+ hours per week during the spring and fall semesters when students take two three-credit classes (6 credit hours at a time). During the summer, students take only one 2-credit class at a time, but over a shorter time period, so the workload should be about the same during the time a class is in session. The academic schedule has breaks built into the semester and also has breaks built in between semesters to allow for vacations and other commitments.