Laws - Government Law And Policy

24 months
11152 USD/year
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The Laws - Government Law And Policy program from University of the Pacificprovides our students with the opportunity to learn from scholars and practitioners who are experts in law, legislative process, regulatory agencies, and policy-making.

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The program helps students build marketable expertise with the guidance of our MSL faculty, who are chosen for outstanding teaching as well as depth of knowledge in government law and policy. Courses emphasize real-world knowledge and development of practical skills.

The online Laws - Government Law And Policy program from University of the Pacifiy is specially designed for local, state, and federal agency employees, lobbyists, legislative staff, and others who seek to enhance their skills in lawmaking, regulation, election law, and lobbying, but who do not require a traditional law degree for their success.

Program Benefits

  • Enhance potential for career advancement with specialized knowledge in government law & policy to "talk the talk and walk the walk"
  • Understand the nuances of legal protocol, and how lawyers think
  • Networking opportunities with faculty and experts in the area of government law & policy, as well as other alumni and current students who practice and work in this field of study
  • Distinguish yourself from other professionals with a unique degree and focus

Programme Structure

Course Logistics

The Government Law & Policy concentration is earned through part-time, fully online, asynchronous, courses with the following requirements:

  • A total of 26 units over approximately two years with students typically enrolling in two, three-unit courses each semester
  • Fall and spring semesters are 15 weeks long. Summer courses, when offered, run on a four-week semester. One summer course will provide students the option to visit the McGeorge campus over a long weekend in Sacramento, the capital city of California.
  • Online students interact with their professors and classmates for an average of one hour per week and read/study for an additional two hours per week for every credit unit awarded

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Rolling Admission


IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
4.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
50 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required for admission to the program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11152 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11152 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

$ 11152 - $ 22762


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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