Kent State partners with Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to reduce time requirement for bachelor’s, law degrees

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor

Kent State and Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law are partnering to reduce the amount of time it takes to obtain an undergraduate and law degree.

“Our students will be able to study at Kent State for three years, continue their studies at CSU’s law school for three years and receive both their undergraduate and law school degrees in six years instead of seven,” Melody Tankersley, Kent State’s senior vice president and provost, said in a press release.

At Kent State, students can enroll in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in political science or a Bachelor of Science degree in public health for a three-year academic credit equivalence. Students can then move forward to complete the fourth year as a first-year law student at Cleveland-Marshall. The final two years will be through the Juris Doctor program at the law school to complete the degree.

“This opportunity allows them (students) to gain a high-quality educational experience while saving time and money,” Tankersley said in the press release.

Tankersley recently signed the agreement with Cleveland State’s President Harlan Sands and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Lee Fisher, according to the press release. The program will start with the 2022 enrolling class of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Kelly Krabill is managing editor. Contact her at [email protected]