KSU, Akron Law Team Up for Degree Program

KENT, Ohio – Kent State University and the University of Akron School of Law have partnered on a program that enables students to obtain a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree in six years.

The collaborative degree program, commonly referred to as a 3+3, allows eligible students, to complete both degrees in a shorter time period than might otherwise be possible and at a lower cost.

The bachelor’s degree would be from KSU and the law degree from Akron.

“Year in year out, the law school enrolls more incoming students from Kent State than any other school besides the University of Akron, so we believe there will be a lot of interest in this new program,” said Emily Janoski-Haehlen, J.D., dean of the Akron School of Law.

Interested students may apply for inclusion into the 3+3 program at their initial application for admission to Kent State or at any time while enrolled at Kent State.

After selection and admission, students will automatically be admitted into Akron Law after they complete three years or more of a baccalaureate degree, and if they maintain good academic, financial and disciplinary standing at Kent State, satisfy the Akron Law character and fitness standards, and meet LSAT and grade point average standards. Kent State will have discretion to select which major will be eligible for the program. The school currently offers degree pathways for 11 majors.

This is the second 3+3 program partnership established by Kent State. In 2022, Kent State announced a 3+3 agreement with Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

All Kent State degree pathways can be found on the Degree Pathways website. For information, email pathways@kent.edu.

This is the fifth 3+3 program partnership established by Akron Law. Other partners include Walsh University, the University of Mount Union, Robert Morris University and Youngstown State University. For information, go to uakron.edu/law/admissions or email lawadmissions@uakron.edu.

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