Legal Studies, M.Sc. | University of San Diego | San Diego, United States
12 months
1960 USD/credit 50960 USD/year
1960 USD/credit 50960 USD/year
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The Legal Studies program at University of San Diego is designed for graduate students and professionals whose area of research or employment would benefit from further study of the legal system.


Ideal candidates include, but are not limited to, graduate students in other disciplines (such as political science, economics, international relations, engineering, philosophy, business or medicine) or professionals from different fields (such as journalism, business, science or technology), who will benefit from studying law, but who do not wish to become attorneys.

Candidates of the Legal Studies program at University of San Diego work closely with the Director to design an individual, flexible program that is to their greatest interest and benefit and may select available courses from a variety of subject areas within the law school curriculum and are taught by our distinguished full-time and adjunct faculty.

Program Timeline

  • Students may begin the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer term (Summer option is only for part-time applicants)
  • Candidates may complete the degree requirements in as little as 1 year, or up to 4 years (pending visa restrictions)
  • Full-time (9 or more credits) and part-time (8 or fewer credits) options are available (pending visa restrictions)
  • Day and evening courses are available

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Business Planning
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Advanced Pass-Thru Taxation
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


26 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcript(s) from All Undergraduate and Graduate Institutions
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Please submit a professional or academic writing sample (written solely by the applicant) that indicates the applicant's writing ability
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English Language Exam Score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    50960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1960 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

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


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