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Legal Studies, MLS

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Students may complete this 30-credit-hour program in 2-3 years part-time (day or evening) or in 1 year full-time.

Area of Law
  • Business/Marketing: Insurance; Contracts Specialists and Analysts; Business Consultants; Management Consultants; Economists; Marketers and Advertising Representatives; Market Research Analysts; Executives; Communications Consultants; Office Managers; Corporate Compliance Managers; Forensics Consultants; Public Relations Specialists; Government Relations Specialists; Realtors and Real Estate Agents.
  • Media/Publishing: Media Consultants; Researchers and Research Analysts; Editors; Writers; Journalists and Reporters; Reference Librarians.
  • Criminal Justice: Legal Investigators; Law Enforcement Officials
  • Intellectual Property (IP): Patent Agents; IP Consultants; Sports & Entertainment Agents; Engineers; Scientists.
  • Labor and Employment: Labor Relations Managers; Human Resource (HR) Managers; HR Generalists.
  • General Legal Services: Paralegals; Legal Assistants/Specialists; Law Clerks; Legal Litigation Analysts

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Legal Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Basic Legal Skills – Research
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law I; Constitutional Law II
  • Contracts I; Contracts II
  • Criminal Law
  • Property I; Property II
  • Torts I; Torts II
  • Basic Legal Skills – Writing (must take BLS-Writing for full year)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekday
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Pay application fee ($40)
  • Supplemental Application
  • Interest Statement - Typed statement no more than three pages explaining your interest for pursuing the M.L.S. degree.
  • Résumé
  • Official transcripts of all college-level work, from a regionally accredited institution. An official transcript is a transcript submitted directly to the Office of Graduate programs by the college or university or a transcript submitted by the applicant in the original sealed envelope from the college or university. NKU transcripts do not need to be submitted.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1265 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    782 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 782 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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