Students in the Master of Legal Studies program complete 30 credit-hours of courses, with more than half of the credits in courses they select to support career goals.
Master of Legal Studies students attend classes with Juris Doctor students, but are graded according to the Northern Kentucky University graduate-student grading scale.
Credits for this MLS degree are earned primarily in face-to-face, in-person classes held at Chase College of Law. There are a limited number of online classes offered at Chase that can be taken for credit toward the MLS, but the degree is earned primarily in on-campus classes.
|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
Students are notified of their residency status for tuition purposes when they are admitted to the University. Residency status is determined by the Office of Admissions in accordance with the Council on Post-secondary Education "Policy on the Classification of Students for Admission and Fee Assessment Purposes at State-Supported Institutions ofHigher Education."
This policy is printed in the NKU Graduate Catalog.
Prospective students who have lived in Kentucky less than one year may wish to seek clarification of this policy from the Graduate Programs Office at (859) 572-6364