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West Virginia University – Online Master of Legal Studies2019-06-17T18:21:55+00:00

West Virginia University – Online Master of Legal Studies

Program Overview

According to West Virginia University:

The Master of Legal Studies is an online program designed for professionals practicing in human relations, criminal and juvenile justice, the court system (including magistrates and probation officers), journalism, social work, regulatory agencies, county and municipal government, military, business and other professionals who work with, though not necessarily in, the legal system. However, it is neither a ‘pre-law’ program nor a paralegal program and does not prepare graduates to practice law. The program is designed to accommodate mid-career professionals who are employed full-time. Most students complete the program in six semesters, but you may customize your coursework to complete it in less or more time.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 36
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete Most students complete the program in six (6) semesters.
Admission requirements According to West Virginia University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Program Application Requirements: Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 2 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Program Application Requirements: Undergraduate degree, 2.75 GPA
  • Program Application Test Requirements: GRE, LSAT or GMAT
  • English Proficiency Requirements: All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose.