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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, countless of professions require advanced 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 law, but the policies and rules that drive the entire criminal justice system, preparing them for positions requiring good judgment and an understanding of how to successfully comply with the complex legal restrictions in the field.


Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits)
  • LSTU 551 Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards (4 credits)
  • LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 560 MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)
  • LSTU 561 MLS Masters Capstone (2 credits)

Criminal Law Concentration (20 Credits)

  • LSTU 631 Criminal Law (4 credits)
  • LSTU 632 Criminal Procedure: Investigations (4 credits)
  • LSTU 630 Corrections Law (4 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)