Legal Studies, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
18 months
1130 USD/credit 19586 USD/year
1130 USD/credit 19586 USD/year
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The Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law offers flexibility, versatility, and broad-ranging instructional excellence.


The 26-credit program in Legal Studies from Catholic University of America equips students with both a general understanding of the American legal system and specific knowledge of their chosen field of interest. 

All M.L.S. students will conclude their studies by working with a faculty member on a final project. The remaining credits allow candidates to further their knowledge in their chosen field of interest.


The M.L.S. degree program enhances the ability of professionals to work with lawyers and legal issues, to gain a deeper knowledge of a particular legal field, and to understand laws and regulations. 

Students can choose to concentrate in the fields of Compliance and Corporate Responsibility, Criminal Justice, Employment and Human Resources, Intellectual Property, and Political Law. 

Alternatively, students may choose a General U.S. Law option, which allows students to design a course of study that best suits their interests and needs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Compliance & Corporate Responsibility
  • Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process
  • Labor & Employment
  • Election Law
  • Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiating
  • Cyberlaw

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


26 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the program is based on a portfolio of information, including a completed application form, undergraduate and graduate transcripts from any accredited schools attended, a personal statement that speaks to the applicant’s interest in the program, a resume, a letter of recommendation, and any standardized test scores (such as the LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, GRE, SAT, or ACT) that the applicant wishes to submit. 
  • International students will also be required to submit proof of language proficiency through a TOEFL or IELTS score. 
  • Applicants are expected to meet the minimum admissions requirements for other graduate programs at The Catholic University of America. 
  • Graduates of foreign universities are eligible for the M.L.S. program and encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1130 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    19586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1130 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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