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Get a Law Degree in Six Years

Fitchburg State University and UMass Dartmouth
Law School 3 + 3 Articulation Agreement

University of Massachusetts School of Law

UMass Dartmouth Law School


  • Complete both your bachelor’s degree (BS) and juris doctor degree (JD) in six years
  • Save one full year of undergraduate tuition
  • Enjoy the high quality and great value of two public universities
  • Have guaranteed admission to the law school

How it works:

  • Students complete their Fitchburg State University coursework in three years and then use their first year of law school to satisfy their final year of undergraduate work
  • Students must declare their interest in the program by their sophomore year
  • Interested students should contact the Fitchburg State pre-law advisor Dr. Paul Weizer for information

Admissions requirements:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum LSAT score of 150
  • Favorable decision from the joint admissions committee, which includes an interview during the sophomore year
  • Meet all other law school admission requirements

Sample 3-year plans of study*:

Criminal Justice (PDF)
History (PDF)
Political Science (PDF)
Pre-Law (PDF)

* Please note that most majors can participate in this program. Please contact Dr. Weizer for more information.