M.Sc. On Campus Online


Northwestern University

9 months
57106 USD/year
57106 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Law program of Northwestern University centers on the intersection of law, business, and technology, with specific focus areas in business law and entrepreneurship, intellectual property and patent design, and regulatory analysis and strategy.


The Law program of Northwestern University allows students to access a highly successful alumni base, in addition to world-renowned faculty and broader Northwestern University resources. Northwestern Law is also a long-standing leader in curricular innovation, known for launching several other path-breaking programs. MSL students truly enjoy the best of both worlds: an innovative, new law degree awarded by an established, world-class law school.

MSL students join the program with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds; their diverse perspectives enhance the learning experience for everyone. Students come with bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in many STEM disciplines. Approximately 65% of MSL students have prior work experience and about a third of MSL students have already earned an advanced degree. MSL students are culturally diverse, including students from all over the U.S. and the world.

Career paths

The MSL program provides an array of career services for its students, including a dedicated MSL career advisor and a range of professional development workshops designed to help students improve their marketability and their knowledge of the job search process. Our goal is to empower MSL graduates to seek out interesting and worthwhile positions that will use the skills and knowledge gained in the MSL Program. Throughout their time in the program, students have numerous opportunities to learn about relevant careers and professional positions – the MSL program and many other groups at the law school regularly sponsor events, panels, and talks focused on careers and professional development. MSL students also have access to some of Northwestern University’s career resources, including University-sponsored career fairs, employer information sessions, and Handshake – Northwestern’s central platform for career activities and job opportunities.

MSL graduates are well-equipped for a variety of positions at the intersection of law, business, and technology and they have had great success in the job market. The most recent employment statistics – relating to the class of 2016 – show that within 9 months of graduation, 96% had achieved their post-program goals: 75% were gainfully employed in jobs related to their MSL training and 20% were enrolled in another educational program (MD, JD, PhD, or MBA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Formation & Structure
  • Business Torts
  • Contract Law & Design
  • Ethics
  • Intellectual Property Fundamentals
  • Legal & Regulatory Process

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A statement of purpose that addresses specific questions
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A resume or CV
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs
  • International students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score or apply for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57106 USD per year during 9 months.
  • National

    57106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57106 USD per year during 9 months.
  • per year: $57,106 (full-time students)
  • per credit: $2,040 (part-time students)

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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