Master of Arts in Restorative Justice (MARJ)

The Master of Arts in Restorative Justice (MARJ) degree program is for students who want to address deficiencies in our justice system and become the next generation of justice leaders.

Students in the MARJ program will gain an in-depth understanding of the history of restorative justice domestically, internationally, and cross culturally. Designed by the faculty of the Center for Justice Reform, the unique curriculum combines traditional law school courses with restorative justice courses created specifically for the MARJ degree. Graduates will be prepared to become leaders and advocates in the field of restorative justice at a regional and national level. Experiential learning opportunities, including simulations and field placements, expose students to actual cases and controversies handled through a restorative response.

Students may complete the 30-credit MARJ program residentially in 12 months or online in 18 months, but have up to five years to obtain their degree. It is also available as a joint degree with the Vermont Law School JD and is open to students enrolled at other law schools who wish to combine their JD with the MARJ from Vermont Law School. The degree can be completed online, on campus, or a hybrid of both.