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JD/MA in Educational Leadership - Cooley Law School Agreement

Many attorneys want to supplement their legal skills with knowledge gained through graduate study. Cooley’s partnership programs with EMU provide the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in the disciplines of Business Administration , Educational Leadership, Health Administration  and Human Resources and Organizational Development .

Cooley JD Degree Requirements:

Cooley students must complete a total of 90 credit hours and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Of the 90 hours, 63 are required courses and a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained. The required courses are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the bar and enter practice in any jurisdiction in the United States. The remaining course work consists of 27 hours of electives, allowing students to focus their electives in their chosen area of practice. For more information visit cooley.edu.

Contact Information:

Office of Graduate & Extended Programs

Lansing - PO Box 13038 (517) 371-5140

Auburn Hills - 2630 Featherstone Road (248) 751-7800

Eastern MA in Educational Leadership Degree Requirements:

This 38 credit hour Master’s program is designed to prepare individuals for a wide variety of student affairs positions, such as admissions, orientation, Greek life, housing, leadership development, student activities, academic advising, and athletic academic advising. 25 credit hours of specific basic concentration course work and 13 credit hours of electives are required.

For additional information, click on this link: Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Higher Education/Student Affairs (HESA)  

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Broughton, Ed.D.

304 Porter
(734) 487-0255

Jaclynn Tracy, Ph.D.

304 Porter
(734) 487-0255


  • According to American Bar Association regulations, no JD credit may be granted for those classes taken at Eastern Michigan University before the student enrolls and attends Cooley Law School.
  • No transfer of credit may take place without a fully completed declaration of intent to participate in the student’s official files at Cooley and Eastern Michigan University.
  • All J.D. requirements should be fulfilled within six years of completing the first law course. Similarly, Eastern policy requires that all masters level requirements be completed within six years of enrolling in the first Eastern graduate course. Exceptions to these six-year limits may sometimes be granted by both institutions for extenuating, documented reasons.
  • Student whose first course work as a degree partnership student is at Cooley Law School will follow a regimented course of study at Cooley for the first 27 credits. After 27 credits, Cooley students may begin taking elective courses, including Educational Leadership courses at Eastern.
  • Students pay tuition and fees for Cooley Law School courses at the established Cooley rates and pay tuition and fees for Eastern Michigan University courses at the established EMU rates. In general students may receive financial aid at once or the other institution in a given semester. Financial aid will be coordinated by Cooley Law School and Eastern to determine the maximum award that most benefits each partnership student within Federal regulations.
  • Students are always advised to avoid combined course loads at both institutions that might jeopardize their good academic standing. At Cooley Law School, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain in good academic standing. At Eastern Michigan University, a student must maintain a 3. or higher.