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​University of Southern California – Online Master of Legal Studies2019-06-17T18:10:25+00:00

University of Southern California – Online Master of Legal Studies

Program Overview

From the University of Southern California:

The USC Online Master of Studies in Law is designed for seasoned professionals and new graduates from a varying fields of studies and careers, who seek an understanding of how the U.S. legal system functions. Given the pervasiveness of law in many business operations and dealings, the M.S.L. Program will meet the growing demand for professionals to have familiarity with the fundamentals of law and the legal and regulatory process. The courses will allow students to understand and meet compliance requirements for their companies and organizations. The M.S.L. degree is intended for students who wish to learn more about U.S. law but do not intend to become attorneys.

At a Glance


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12 months (full time)

Admission requirements

According to the University of California, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)®
  • Demonstrated intellectual promise, especially through an evaluation of grade point averages that indicates an ability to do acceptable graduate work
  • Strong personal qualifications