Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Programs in California

Our research turned up three schools in California offer online Master of Legal Studies programs or similar degrees: California Southern University, Pepperdine University School of Law, and USC Gould School of Law. All three schools admit students from all 50 states.

Featured Online Master of Legal Studies Programs that Accept Students from California

Washington University School of Law’s online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program brings the same world-class faculty, academics and degree to you — regardless of where you work or reside.

The online Master of Legal Studies program from Pepperdine University School of Law. No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply.

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California Southern University’s program requires 36 credit hours to complete. Firm concentration paths are not offered, but numerous electives are provided, allowing students to select their own educational path. Full-time and Part-time options are available.

Our partner, Pepperdine Law, teaches professionals from a variety of fields the fundamental legal skills they need to better execute their law-related responsibilities. Through a combination of live online classes, weekly self-paced course work, and in-person residencies, students learn to analyze legal concepts to make more informed decisions and enhance their professional credibility. No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply.

University of Southern California Gould School of Law requires 21 semester credits to complete. Full-time and part-time program options are available. Students can earn certificates in US Law, Business Law, Compliance, and Entertainment Law.

There are also a number of other schools outside the state that offer online Master of Legal Studies programs to students residing in California. Tuition numbers and admission availability can vary by state and school, so we recommend contacting the school’s admissions department for more information.

List of Colleges in California with Online MLS Programs

List of Colleges in California with Online MLS Programs
School Name Degree Name Full-Time Part-Time
California Southern University Master of Science in Law Yes Yes
Pepperdine Law Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
USC Gould School of Law Master of Studies in Law Yes Yes

Students residing in California may be eligible for reduced tuition costs.

List of Online Master of Legal Studies Programs that Accept Students from California

List of Online Master of Legal Studies Programs that Accept Students from California
School Name Degree Name Full-Time Part-Time
Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
California University of Pennsylvania Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Drexel University Thomas L. Kline School of Law Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Loyola University Chicago-School of Law Beazly Institute for Health Law and Policy Master's of Jurisprudence Yes Yes
Michigan State University-College of Social Science School of Criminal Justice Master of Science Degree in Judicial Administration Yes No
Purdue University Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Seton Hall University School of Law Master of Science in Jurisprudence Yes Yes
University of Dayton School of Law Master of Studies in Law Yes Yes
University of Illinois-Springfield Legal Studies Master’s Yes Yes
Wake Forest University School of Law Master of Studies in Law Yes Yes
Washington University School of Law Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
West Virginia University School of Law Master of Science in Legal Studies Yes Yes