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MLS Overview

All businesses and organizations face an ever-changing array of laws and regulations, making a Master of Legal Studies a marketable asset for jobs in any field. Given the overlap between regulations in different settings, some students opt to master a diverse array of compliance issues that affect businesses and organizations in different ways. Our MLS is suited to students with diverse or changing interests who may wish to pursue careers in a range of professional settings. The core curriculum gives you a solid grounding in law, legal analysis, and risk assessment and management that applies to all industries. The remainder of the curriculum is flexible, allowing students to take a combination of courses from different fields, from cybersecurity to criminal law, to financial compliance and beyond.


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)

Advanced Courses (12 credits)

Select advanced courses in topics that interest you the most and suit your career goals. You can also focus on a specific area by choosing a concentration.