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Legal Studies

West Virginia University

Master Online
24 months
Duration
631 USD/credit
631 USD/credit
631 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Legal Studies is a degree program offered by West Virginia University designed to build greater public understanding of the law and the United States legal system.

Overview

The Legal Studies program from West Virginia University offers three areas of emphasis: healthcare, justice systems, and homeland security.

Career

Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills gained to perform their jobs more effectively and to provide private and public organizations the benefit of enhanced experience. 

It is a graduate program of study designed for professionals practicing in areas such as human relations, criminal justice, juvenile justice, journalism, social work, court administration, national security, probation and law enforcement, or regulatory agencies. It is neither a law degree nor a paralegal program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Law and the Legal System
  • Researching the Law
  • Administrative Ethics
  • Judicial Legal Process
  • The Legislative Process

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two Letters of Reference. Letters should speak to the applicant’s intellectual ability, motivation, oral/written communication skills, and the likelihood of success in completing this master’s degree program. 
  • Personal Statement on the subject of why and how the MLS degree will further the applicant’s career or special interests.
  • Resume or CV. 
  • Test Scores or Waiver Request.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Legal Studies
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West Virginia University

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