12 months
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20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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About

Qualified BA in Law students with a minimum 3.3 GPA have the opportunity to pursue an Legal Studies - Accelerated Master's Program degree offered by the University of Arizona. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

After taking 12 units of foundational law courses at the graduate level during their senior year, students accepted into the accelerated program take an additional 18 units in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, and upper-level electives with J.D. students.

Qualified law majors have the opportunity to pursue an accelerated track to a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) through the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. The Legal Studies - Accelerated Master's Program degree offered by the University of Arizona is a one-year master’s degree for non-lawyers. 

After taking 12 units of foundational law courses at the graduate level (which count towards both the B.A. in Law and the MLS), students accepted into the accelerated program take an additional 18 units in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, and upper-level electives with Juris Doctor students. 

MLS students may choose to focus on a certain discipline through a specialized program (such as family law, criminal law, or environmental law), or pursue self-designed curriculum in their area of interest (such as immigration, business law, employment law, or patent law). 

Upon graduation, MLS students will be well-equipped to pursue law-related careers that do not require a Juris Doctor such as:

  • Compliance officers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Immigration officers
  • Court personnel
  • Victim advocates
  • Patent agents

Programme Structure

  • Complete all General Education, minor, and double-major requirements
  • Complete SGPP Core Curriculum (12 units)
  • Complete 15 units of undergraduate law electives (POL, LAW, or other approved courses)
  • Complete LAW Core Curriculum at the 500-level (12 units double-count toward the B.A. in Law and MLS) – can be taken after completing 90 units:
    • Procedure
    • American Common Law I
    • American Common Law II
    • American Public Law
  • Remaining units required for completion of MLS: 18 graduate units of College of Law courses (for a total of 30 units to complete the MLS).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement of 3-4 pages summarizing your qualifications for and interest in the program, along with career objective
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL or IETLS for applicants who do not hold a degree from an English-speaking country
  • Complete Law College application, including application fee - $50.00

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5969 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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