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Sworn Officer Grant

Are you a law enforcement officer committed to serving and protecting your community but also interested in exploring opportunities within the legal field? Perhaps you aspire to enhance your existing legal knowledge to advance your career in law enforcement agencies, such as sheriff’s departments, police departments or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security? The Sworn Officer Grant is tailored for you.

At the St. Mary’s University School of Law, we understand the unique challenges and aspirations of sworn officers in law enforcement. We recognize that staying ahead in an ever-changing legal landscape is essential for career advancement and professional development. We have 15 concentrations in our Master of Jurisprudence program to suit your interests. St. Mary’s Law also offers a tuition grant designed specifically for law enforcement professionals that reduces tuition to $800 per credit hour.

The program offers a range of courses meticulously crafted to refresh your legal knowledge and provide you with the tools necessary to excel in your career. Led by our esteemed faculty, renowned experts in law and criminal justice, these courses blend theory with practical applications to equip students with the skills needed to navigate complex legal issues.

Important dates and deadlines

Program starts Application opens Application closes
Mid-January Sept. 1, 2023 Nov. 1, 2023
Mid-August Jan. 1, 2024 April 1, 2024


Program Highlights

Tailored curriculum: Our program offers a customized curriculum designed to meet the unique needs and career goals of law enforcement professionals. Whether you are seeking to deepen your understanding of criminal law, constitutional law, evidence or any other relevant legal area, we have the courses to help you excel in your chosen field.

Flexibility for working professionals: We understand the demands and time constraints of your profession. We offer flexible learning options, including online courses and part-time study, allowing you to balance professional commitments while advancing your legal knowledge.

Practical relevance: Master of Jurisprudence courses emphasize practical applications to ensure that you can directly apply your newfound legal knowledge in your law enforcement career. Through case studies, simulations and real-world scenarios, you will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Networking opportunities: Our program provides a platform for you to connect with fellow law enforcement professionals, legal experts and faculty members who share your passion for justice and the law. Building these valuable connections can expand your professional network and open doors within the legal field.

Supportive community: At the St. Mary’s University School of Law, we prioritize your success and well-being. You will have access to comprehensive student support services, including academic advising, career counseling and mentoring programs. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you every step of the way, helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Invest in your future and take the next step toward professional excellence today. 

To learn more about the program, the application process and how it can benefit you, please contact our Admissions Team:

International and post-J.D. students:

Assistant Dean for International Programs
Jennifer Stevenson, J.D.

Postbaccalaureate or certificate study students:

Assistant Dean for Graduate Law Programs
Shannon Sevier, J.D.

For information regarding our other programs: