University of Houston Law Center - LL.M. Program Requirements

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved coursework.
  • Within 24 credits, meet the required grade point average and successfully complete the required number of concentration-specific credits.
  • Complete all program requirements within three years of admission and be continuously enrolled every fall and spring semester for a minimum of three credits.
  • Courses previously completed in a student’s J.D. (or first law degree) program cannot be credited toward meeting the LL.M. requirement.
  • All students who earned their law degree outside of the United States must take Introduction to American Law and Lawyering Skills and Strategies.* Both courses are counted toward meeting the 24-credit program requirement.

 

PROGRAM/CONCENTRATION

 

TOTAL CREDITS

 

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

REQUIRED GRADE POINT AVERAGE

 

WRITING REQUIREMENT

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources LL.M.

 

24

 

15 credits of EENR coursework. *

 

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

Health Law LL.M.

 

24

 

18 credits of health coursework.*

 

2.5

 

Thesis Required

 

Intellectual Property & Information Law LL.M.

 

24

 

15 credits of intellectual property and information law coursework.*

 

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

International Law LL.M.

 

24

15 credits of international law coursework.*

 

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

Tax LL.M.

 

24

 

18 credits of tax law courses.*

 

2.5

 

Thesis Optional

 

LL.M. in U.S. Law

 

24

 

Two required courses

 

2.0

None