Master of Legal Studies

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What is a Master of Legal Studies?

The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) is a degree program designed for individuals interested in developing a better understanding of the law as it affects their careers involving legal or regulatory issues. Students may complete this 30-credit-hour program in 2-3 years part-time (day or evening) or in 1 year full-time.

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For whom is the M.L.S. designed?

The core curriculum will provide you with a solid understanding of the legal system, and the elective courses will allow you to focus in a specific area of law. This degree is ideal for working professionals whose careers require some legal knowledge, such as:

Area of Law
Professional Goal
Business/Marketing Insurance; Contracts Specialists and Analysts; Business Consultants; Management Consultants; Economists; Marketers and Advertising Representatives; Market Research Analysts; Executives; Communications Consultants; Office Managers; Corporate Compliance Managers; Forensics Consultants; Public Relations Specialists; Government Relations Specialists; Realtors and Real Estate Agents
Media/Publishing Media Consultants; Researchers and Research Analysts; Editors; Writers; Journalists and Reporters; Reference Librarians
Criminal Justice Legal Investigators; Law Enforcement Officials
Intellectual Property (IP) Patent Agents; IP Consultants; Sports & Entertainment Agents; Engineers; Scientists
Labor and Employment Labor Relations Managers; Human Resource (HR) Managers; HR Generalists
General Legal Services Paralegals; Legal Assistants/Specialists; Law Clerks; Legal Litigation Analysts