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Law, MSL

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) program 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 programme

The M.S.L. degree is awarded upon the successful completion of 30 credit hours of course work.  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.

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.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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  • Environmental monitoring and protection 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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