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Masters of Legal Studies: Criminal Law

Whether working in traditional criminal justice fields, such as policing and corrections, or in related fields such as paralegal services, social work or public policy, millions of professionals are required to have familiarity with criminal law, criminal justice and the rules of criminal procedure. After providing students with a solid grounding in law, legal analysis, and risk management, our program immerses students in the detailed aspects of criminal law and criminal procedures. Graduates will gain a unique understanding of not only criminal justice, but the policies and rules that drive the entire criminal justice system, allowing them to compete for positions requiring good judgment and an understanding of how to successfully comply with the labyrinth of regulations in the field.


Core Courses (18 Credits)

  • LSTU 500S Introduction to the Legal System (3 credits)
  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 502S Ethics and Professional Standards (3 credits)
  • LSTU 503S Legal Research and Analysis (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 540S MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)

Criminal Law Concentration (12 Credits)

  • LAW 558S Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • LAW 670S Criminal Procedure: Investigations (3 credits)
  • LSTU 530S Corrections Law (3 credits)
  • LSTU or LAW Electives (3 credits)