MLS On Campus

Legal Studies

Cleveland State University (CSU)

12 months
1145 USD/credit 34350 USD/year
1145 USD/credit 34350 USD/year
604 USD/credit 18120 USD/year
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The Master of Legal Studies from Cleveland State University (CSU) offers an exciting opportunity to enhance your career credentials by gaining applied legal knowledge without obtaining a law degree, sitting for the bar, or practicing law.


At Master of Legal Studies from Cleveland State University (CSU) students take some of the same classes as the JD students studying to become lawyers, but are able to take fewer classes and focus on the specialized areas that will specifically enhance their careers. While most students enroll in the program part-time, full-time study is also an option.


An MLS degree can help an employee stand out within an organization or profession as someone who can interact with counsel, protect ideas and organizational assets, assess the need for regulation and work efficiently with changing legislation, such as health care reform and compliance. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Law
  • Independent Legal Research
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Property 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once we receive your application, we will contact you for next steps.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Cover Page 
  • Official transcript showing the applicant has earned a Bachelor’s degree 
  • Additional official transcripts of all other college, graduate, and professional studies, whether a degree was obtained or not
  • A current resume
  • A personal essay describing how you expect to use the knowledge acquired in pursuing the MLS degree
  • NOTE: Applicants with a final undergraduate grade point average under 3.0 must also submit a standardized test score. LSAT, GRE, or GMAT are acceptable. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1145 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1145 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 604 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cleveland

980 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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