Master of Legal Studies, M.L.S

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The Master of Legal Studies is fully online and accessible at any of the following locations:

About this Program

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Degree Program is designed for individuals interested in developing a better understanding and practical application of the law as it affects their careers and/or areas of interest but who are not interested in practicing law. This 36-hour program enables professionals to gain a foundation in U.S. law in as little as 18 months, without pursuing a full law degree. The MLS is designed to enhance the effectiveness of a broad spectrum of professionals whose work involves regulations, negotiations, policy and procedures, working with lawyers, and, understanding legal issues pertinent to community and work place environments.


The Master of Arts degree in Legal Studies requires 18 hours of core Legal Studies courses plus 18 hours of electives.

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The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences has a highly qualified and experienced faculty. 

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  • Associate Operations Director
  • Contract Administrator
  • Financial Crime Consultant
  • HIPPA Officer
  • Human Resources Manager or Director
  • Investigator
  • Legal Consultant
  • Legal Analyst
  • Senior Business Analysis
  • Senior Compliance Officer or Director
  • Senior Contract Negotiator
  • Title IX Coordinator