One year to a working knowledge of the law
The Master of Legal Studies program requires 30 credits to graduate and is a 1-year master's degree. Students are enrolled in courses for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Our curriculum provides students with a deeper understanding of the legal system, with an emphasis on the law's role in the modern world.
Courses focus on areas of law most commonly encountered by executives and working professionals, including contracts, intellectual property, litigation, and regulation, and are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty.
In-person MLS format: classes meet every other Friday and Saturday throughout the school year from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For students interested in a specific area of law, the program includes the flexibility to replace courses from the standard MLS curriculum with JD course offerings.
Online MLS format: courses are the same for the online program as the in-person program. However, online students do not have the option available to them to replace courses from the standard MLS curriculum with JD course offerings.