Sep 23, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 

JD/MS in Human Resources and Organizational Development - Cooley Law School Agreement

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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 class work consists of 27 hours of electives, allowing students to focus their electives in their chosen area of practice. For more information visit

Note: Courses taken at Eastern Michigan University must be taken in person (not online) in order to be eligible for transfer to Cooley Law School.

Contact Information:

Office of Graduate & Extended Programs

Lansing - PO Box 13038 (517) 371-5140

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

Eastern MSHROD Degree Requirements:

The goals of this degree are to train students to plan, implement, and manage change processes, whether working within an organization (managerial or staff support) or as external consultants. There are a total of 30 credits in this program; 18 core credit hours and 12 elective credit hours. All the courses have been developed with your busy schedule in mind and are conveniently offered on alternating Saturdays in Livonia and evenings in Ypsilanti with many of the courses also available online.

For additional information, follow this link: Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development (HROD)  

Contact Information:

Fraya Wagner-Marsh, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR

466 Owen
(734) 487-3240


  • 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 policies require that all master’s-level requirements must 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.
  • Students 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 MSHROD classes 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 that school’s rates.  In general, students may receive financial aid at one 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 3.0 or higher.

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