University of Georgia

12 months
38124 USD/year
38124 USD/year
17018 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) program at the University of Georgia is a non-thesis program for individuals interested in developing a general understanding of the legal system or expertise in a particular field that intersects with their professional interests.


M.S.L. candidates are welcome from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Students who wish to apply to the program must have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the time they enroll in the program. Candidates must also submit a standardized test score such as the LSAT, GRE, GMAT or MCAT. Graduates of the program will acquire a working knowledge of the legal rules and principles affecting their area of interest, but will not be eligible to take the bar examination or to practice law.

The Law degree at the University of Georgia is awarded upon the successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework.  The program can be completed in one year for full-time students, or up to three years for part-time students.  The students must begin their course work in the Fall Semester of each year and must take a 3-hour introductory course on the American legal system.  The remaining course work will consist of classes relevant to the student’s profession or area of interest chosen from the law school’s extensive course offerings.

Programme Structure

  • Law is everywhere – it touches every aspect of our social, political, and business lives.  Whether you are a recent college graduate ready to embark on a career or a professional seeing to enhance career opportunities, knowledge of the legal principles affecting your area of interest is essential.  The M.S.L. program will help students not only gain specific knowledge, but will develop the critical reading and analysis skills necessary to solve problems in today’s challenging and changing professional settings.
  • One of the principal attractions of Georgia Law is the friendly and informal interaction between faculty and students.  M.S.L. students take classes and interact with Georgia Law’s J.D. students whose admission credentials place them among the most highly qualified in the nation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19062 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    38124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19062 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    17018 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8509 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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