Meet the following criteria. You'll gain admission into the three-three Juris Doctor program.
- Major in political science with a public law minor.
- Post a qualifying Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score. The typical median score at Mizzou is 157-to-159.
- Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA at Missouri State.
- Complete general education requirements at Missouri State (45-49 hours)
- Complete all requirements within the political science major at Missouri State (42 hours), unless exempted by the program coordinator and appropriate department personnel.
Timeline for eligible MSU students
- After your sophomore year at Missouri State, notify the Missouri State political science department that you intend to pursue the three-three path.
- Take your LSAT in the June following your sophomore year.
- Before the start of your junior year, apply to the University of Missouri School of Law. The MSU political science department will assist you in the application process.
- Receive an early admission letter by November, if you’ve met LSAT score requirements. Mizzou makes exceptions for the required GPA and LSAT score on a case-by-case basis.
- Complete your first year of law school (full-time, 31 credit hours) in good academic standing (grade of 77.5 or above). These credits fulfill the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree.
- Working with the University of Missouri School of Law, submit your official transcript to Missouri State.
- After your transcript is approved, you’ll receive a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State.