Master Online

Legal Studies

Washington University in St. Louis

12 months
62664 USD/year
62664 USD/year
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The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program at Washington University in St. Louis is designed for professionals who can benefit from legal training at work but do not wish to become practicing attorneys.

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Key Features

A fundamental understanding of the United States legal system creates opportunities for growth in a variety of careers. Almost all industries work with legal procedure in some capacity — from risk management to government regulation. It can be beneficial for professionals to develop a background in law to make better decisions on the job and protect themselves and their organization from legal issues.

Designed and led by the School of Law’s distinguished faculty, the online Legal Studies program at Washington University in St. Louis delivers the same rigorous curriculum as the on-campus program and explores the application of U.S. law across a broad spectrum of today’s business topics, including contracts, intellectual property, health law and corporate compliance. Classes are taught using the Socratic method, encouraging students to discuss and debate course topics and explore subjects such as civil procedure, constitutional law, trial advocacy, torts and negotiations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of U.S. Law
  • Introduction To U.S. Law & Methods
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Business Associations
  • Intellectual Property

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  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students considering submission of an application to Washington University for graduate study should have a general familiarity with academic practices and university customs in the United States.
  • All international students are required to present evidence of their ability to support themselves financially during graduate study. 
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    62664 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62664 USD per year during 12 months.


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