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Studies in Law

Washburn University

12 months
556 USD/credit 16680 USD/year
556 USD/credit 16680 USD/year
556 USD/credit 16680 USD/year
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Washburn University Law's Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) degree is for individuals engaged in professional work who may benefit from formal exposure to the study of law.


Prospective students come from a wide range of parallel professions including

  • accounting
  • business
  • children and family services
  • criminal justice
  • environmental studies
  • government
  • healthcare
  • human resources
  • journalism
  • library services
  • oil and gas
  • real estate development
  • tribal officials

The program provides a legal background that will complement the professional interests of the participants, strengthen their ability to interact effectively with the legal community, and provide professional certification of these accomplishments.

Students in Washburn University's Master of Studies in Law program must:

  • Complete an Introduction to Law course and a foundational course (i.e., Civil Procedure I, Constitutional Law I, Contracts I, Criminal Law, Property, Torts) at the beginning of their M.S.L. studies.
  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved work within the individualized professional pathway determined on the basis of the student’s professional background and career goals.
  • Complete all such credit hours within four calendar years beginning with the first semester after enrollment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adoption 
  • Advanced Legal Research 
  • Child Advocacy Training 
  • Children in the Law 
  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis. 


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Washburn Law M.S.L. application form (180 KB PDF) (right-click the M.S.L. application form link and save the PDF file to your computer; complete the form and save your changes; submit the form by one of the methods indicated below)
  • Personal statement (300-1,000 words) explaining how Washburn Law's M.S.L. program would relate to your chosen career path, work experience, or personal or professional goals.
  • Resumé (see M.S.L. application form for list of items to include).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals, unrelated to you, who can evaluate your academic potential, sent directly to: Washburn University School of Law, Attn: Law Admissions M.S.L., 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621.
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 556 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 556 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 556 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Topeka

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.


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.

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