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Legal Studies

West Virginia University

24 months
1286 USD/year
1286 USD/year
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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.


Key facts

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


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


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 643 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 643 USD per semester during 24 months.


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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