3 + 3 Law Program at Catholic University

A partnership agreement between Marymount University and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) makes it possible for eligible students to receive direct admission to CUA Law after successful completion of three years of undergraduate study.  Eligible students include third-year MU students enrolled in one of six approved majors (see below).  Fourth-year students (graduating seniors) are also eligible. 

Approved majors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • English
  • Politics
  • Sociology

3+3 Advantage

Students who pursue this 3+3 agreement will be able to use their first–year law school courses at CUA Law to fulfill the required fourth-year coursework at Marymount.  First year law school credits will be accepted by Marymount to complete the student’s bachelor’s degree.  3+3 students can earn their bachelor’s degree and their Juris Doctor (J.D.) in only six years.

3+3 Eligibility

Third-year Marymount students (juniors) in one of the six approved majors or four year student (graduating seniors) will be eligible for direct admission to CUA Law by having:
  • Completed at least three (3) years of Marymount University coursework
  • Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 by end of academic year for third-year students (juniors) or earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 by end of academic year for fourth-year students (senior)  
  • Scored above the 66th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Remained in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Met all of the fitness, character and other criteria for admission required by the Office of Admission of the Columbus School of Law. 

The application fee to Columbus School of Law will be waived for all students who satisfy eligibility criteria.