Pepperdine University

Master of Legal Studies program

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Discover Pepperdine Law’s online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program

Complete in as few as 16 months

No GRE or LSAT scores required to apply.

Dispute resolution, human resources, and litigation concentrations available.

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Sponsored Online MLS Program

Pepperdine Law’s online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program includes an optional concentration in dispute resolution, human resources, or litigation; all dispute resolution courses are delivered through Pepperdine Law’s Straus Institute, top-ranked for dispute resolution in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 law school rankings.1 No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply, but applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. The online MLS program can be completed in as few as 16 months.


Customize your learning experience by selecting an optional concentration in litigation, human resources, or dispute resolution. The Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law is top-ranked for dispute resolution by U.S. News & World Report.1

Application Requirements

No GRE or LSAT scores are required to apply. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Live Online Classes

The virtual campus combines live, face-to-face online classes; weekly self-paced course work; and in-person residencies for a truly interactive learning experience. Virtual classes are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus.

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Program Highlights

  • The online Master of Legal Studies is designed to improve students’ expertise and capacity to understand legal issues, manage legal questions and controversies, and interact with lawyers, lawmakers, and the legal system.
  • Students will attend two residencies on Pepperdine’s beautiful campus in Malibu, California, where they will apply their newly acquired knowledge and network with faculty and classmates.
  • Students connect with Pepperdine Caruso School of Law faculty and classmates every week with live, face-to-face virtual classes. These small classes encourage lively debate through simulations and collaborative projects. Students complete weekly self-paced course work to inform discussion in class, incorporating diverse media and other interactive assignments.

1 Best Dispute Resolution Programs – U.S. News & World Report