Law, Master | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Studies in Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is a 30-credit advanced degree designed for graduates and mid-career professionals seeking to enhance their careers with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year Juris Doctor degree.


The Law graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh can from the be earned in one academic year (August to May) full-time or two to four years in a flexible part-time schedule.

MSL scholars seek to gain foundational and specialized knowledge of laws and legal systems. Law is a pervasive influence on almost all aspects of life across the globe, but higher education often ill-prepares students and professionals for navigating laws and legal dynamics in business and life. The MSL degree addresses this critical knowledge gap. The MSL program enrolls a small number of students each your and is therefore able to provide students with individualized attention, especially in their first semester when adjustment to law school can be challenging. This is not an online program.

MSL Specializations 

  • Pitt Law has one of the oldest Master of Studies in Law programs in the country. Only a handful of students are admitted each year. Pitt Law is unique in that it offers its MSL students the opportunity for specialization in a large number of fields of study or a customizable self-designed specialization.
  • MSL students take the same vast array of courses as Juris Doctor candidates taught by world-class legal scholars, judges and attorneys, and they gain the advantages and benefits of attending the University of Pittsburgh.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Administrative Law
  • Adoption Law 
  • Advanced Bankruptcy
  • Advanced Family Law Advocacy
  • Advanced Fourth Amendment 
  • Advanced International Arbitration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official LSAT Score
  • Official copy/copies of college transcript(s)
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL score, or IELTS score, or completion of undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in the United States (at the discretion of the office of admissions)
  • International Student Forms

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 12 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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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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