Master of Legal Studies
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.
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
|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|