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Master Online

Legal Studies (MLS)

American University Washington DC

12 months
Duration
2034 USD/credit 244080 USD/year
2034 USD/credit 244080 USD/year
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The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) from American University equips students with fundamental legal training and industry-specific knowledge. Students attend online classes and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C. Complete in as few as 12 months. No GRE or LSAT required.

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Overview

American University’s online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program prepares students to apply legal concepts to their everyday roles. The program can be completed in 12 months. No GRE/LSAT required to apply.

AU’s online Master of Legal Studies prepares students to apply legal concepts to their daily roles. We offer the following tracks: General MLS, Business, Health Care Compliance, or Technology.

Earn a Master of Legal Studies Online From AU 

The online Master of Legal Studies program from American University Washington College of Law is designed for non-lawyers who could benefit from fundamental legal training but do not want to become practicing attorneys. 

AU’s Master of Legal Studies—No GRE Required 

Through a curriculum that covers advanced legal concepts across various industries and an in-person immersion in Washington, D.C., students will be prepared to apply legal skills in their everyday role. The program can be completed in 12 months. No GRE/LSAT required to apply.

American University—Master of Legal Studies Online

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • No GRE/LSAT scores required to apply
  • Ranked No. 6 Law School in International Law by U.S. News & World Report for 2020
  • Ranked No. 9 Law School in Intellectual Property Law by U.S. News & World Report for 2020
  • Ranked No. 15 Law School in Health Care Law Law by U.S. News & World Report for 2020
  • Four tracks available: General MLS, Business, Health Care Compliance, and Technology
  • Three certificates available: Business, Health Care Compliance, and Technology
  • In-person immersion experience in Washington, D.C.
  • Those who choose the Health Care Compliance track may be eligible to earn an additional certificate accredited by the Compliance Certificate Board (CCB).

Online MLS — Earn an Industry-Specific Certificate

American University Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. With the online Master of Legal Studies program, the College of Law is honoring its founders’ legacies by delivering a high-quality legal education that empowers professionals to use their legal prowess to give back to their community.

The program is designed for non-lawyers who could benefit from fundamental legal training but do not want to become practicing attorneys. Students participate in live online classes where they collaborate with faculty and learn legal procedures and concepts that can enhance their ability to perform their job. 

The curriculum focuses on legal topics such as compliance, health care law, cyber law, and business law to help prepare students to apply legal skills across a variety of industries.

Programme Structure

Choose the MLS Track Best for Your Career
  • General MLS
  • Business
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Technology
  • Cybersecurity

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Work Experience
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Interview (by invitation only)
  • Application Fee & Enrollment Deposit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    244080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2034 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    244080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2034 USD per credit during 12 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.

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