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The LL.M. in Forensic Justice shall consist of a one-year course of study requiring 30 credit hours, which will be evenly split between courses offered by WVU Law and courses offered by the Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences.

Candidates will also be required to complete a substantial piece of written work, final paper, or field-work project. Students in the Program may also have the option to include up to 4 credits in their course of study from relevant WVU graduate-level programs, such as statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, provided that these students meet the prerequisite course requirements. Course work will initially be completed in residence.

Performance standards for the Program are as follows:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) upon graduation,
  • No less than the equivalent of a C (2.0) in any class counted toward the degree,
  • Successful completion of the required 30 credits (including the LL.M. Seminar and the writing or field-work project),
  • Completion of the 4-credit LL.M. Seminar, described below, which must be completed in residence at the COL’s Morgantown campus unless otherwise approved by the Program Director, and
  • Successful completion of the writing or field-work project requirement.
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