Legal Studies

Purdue Global

M.Sc. Online
18 months
420 USD/credit
420 USD/credit
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From business to government to health care, nearly every industry has a need for professionals with an advanced legal education. Our online master’s in Legal Studies from  Purdue Global is designed for working adults seeking to expand their career opportunities by arming themselves with knowledge of the law, legal terminology, and procedures.


 The master’s in Legal Studies from  Purdue Global will challenge you to solve real-world issues by applying legal principles in a case study format. Learn from faculty who are industry professionals in law, social science, and teaching. Start building a strong foundation of legal knowledge by completing specialized online courses designed to teach you:

  • Legal principles: Apply legal principles and concepts to the analysis of complex social, political, and economic issues.
  • Ethics: Reflect on the ethical and moral implications of the law and legal processes.
  • Leadership: Apply principles of leadership to shape change and improve the application and direction of the law and the legal system in relation to institutions and society.
  • Reflective practice: Use the skills of a reflective practitioner to analyze and solve problems within a professional context.

Opportunities for Professional Development

Online discussion boards provide the opportunity to engage with students from around the country and learn from their experiences.

You can also take advantage of the Graduate Resource Center, a self-paced course that includes information on professional memberships and clubs, career services, social networking, and more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

What Can You Do With a Master's in Legal Studies?

Demand for legal services is growing and shifting. In addition, the need for legal professionals with regulatory and global compliance expertise is increasing.

The knowledge, skills, and experience you acquire in an online master’s in legal studies program can help you stand out to employers when competing for senior management and administration positions in settings such as:

  • Corporations
  • Membership groups
  • Educational institutions
  • Government agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal methods and process
  • Ethics and the professional
  • Legal research, analysis, and writing
  • Jurisprudence and legal history
  • Applied research in legal studies
  • Academic and professional writing for graduate students
  • Applied research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • 15 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to Purdue Global’s graduate programs, you must:

  • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 18 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.

Getting a Student Visa

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