Carroll partners with UM to provide accelerated graduate degrees

The University of Montana and Carroll College on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will allow students to earn graduate degrees in law and public administration while shaving time off their college experience.

The centerpiece of the partnership is the 3+3 program, which will let students earn both a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate after three years at Carroll and three years at UM’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law.

“This is really a historic moment for Carroll College and University of Montana,” said Carroll President John Cech. “It’s a great example of a public/private partnership, but also an example of meeting the needs of Montanans.” 

According to Cech, Carroll has seen an enrollment increase in its pre-law program for the past few years. This partnership aims to meet the demand for this type of education and streamline the process.

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