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Samford University

Cumberland School of Law

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

Samford University / Cumberland School of Law is located in Birmingham, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Theological Studies (JD/MATS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Comparative Law (MCL)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Environmental Management (JD/MSEM)
Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (JD/M Div)
Juris Doctor (JD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Accounting (JD/M Acc)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH)
Master of Studies in Law (MSL)
Master of Laws (LL M)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 142

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

579
Applied
424
Accepted
150
Enrolled
73%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, professional resume; bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 and 2 letters recommendation (for MSL); JD or enrolled as JD student and letter of recommendation (for LL!M)
Doctoral Degree Exam LSAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

451
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
99%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.77%
Black or African American 10.2%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.33%
Asian 0.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 1.33%
Unknown 1.55%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 19
Male (23)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental, criminal, constitutional law, evidence, civil procedure
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229
United States
Contact Mr. Henry C. Strickland
Dean/Professor of Law
Email: hcstrick@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2704
Fax: 205-726-4457

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