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​University of Illinois Springfield – Online Master of Arts in Legal Studies2019-06-17T18:20:14+00:00

​​University of Illinois Springfield – Online Master of Arts in Legal Studies

Program Overview

According to the University of Illinois Springfield:

The Legal Studies Master’s Degree is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law as a social phenomenon. The program emphasizes analytical and conceptual thinking as expressed both in writing and orally. Public policy and current social issues are interwoven with the study of law and lawmaking by the various political actors in the US and globally. It is a rigorous course of study, designed to develop the candidate’s critical understanding of the legal system and its role in society and public policy. It emphasizes analytical and conceptual thinking, legal and scholarly research and writing, substantive areas of the law, ethical and public interest concerns, public policy advocacy skills, and the role of law in society.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 36-40
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Admission requirements According to the University of Illinois Springfield, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Students must have obtained their bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university (o particular undergraduate major is required of applicants)
  • Applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; however, on occasion, if a student has significant professional experience or qualifying graduate work, an exception is made to the minimum cumulative GPA requirements
  • Applicants to the Legal Studies Master’s Degree Program must exhibit the ability to write effectively in order to be considered for full admittance to the program