Purdue University Global Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program

Purdue University Global’s online Master’s of Legal Studies program is designed to provide a solid foundation of legal framework and prepare you to analyze implications and issues that arise from working with the legal system. This includes fields such as government, business, education, or health care. This program is designed to teach you:

  • Legal Principles: Apply legal principles and concepts to the analysis of complex social, political, and economic issues.
  • Ethics: Reflect on the ethical and moral implications of the law and legal processes.
  • Leadership: Apply principles of leadership to shape change and improve the application and direction of the law and the legal system in relation to institutions or society.
  • Reflective Practice: Utilize the skills of a reflective practitioner to analyze and solve problems within a professional context.

Purdue University Globalis one of the largest providers of online education in the United States1, and has produced more than 6,500 legal studies graduates since 20012. The Legal Studies program is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students will have their own advisors who can help determine which of the many class offerings best aligns with their goals. The program is cohort-based through the first year, allowing students to establish strong academic relationships with classmates and faculty nationwide. The instructors offer their own professional industry experience—and many have a JD degree with a master’s degree or a PhD.

Purdue University Global offers an online Master of Science in Legal Studies for students with a bachelor’s degree.

Purdue University Global is accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission.

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Purdue University Global Online MLS Program: Overview

Program Name Online Master of Science Degree in Legal Studies

Online Program Structure: No Campus Visits Required

Program Options

  • Part-time and Full-time
  • Asynchronous (one lecture a week at a set time)

Concentrations: None offered

Contact Information:

Program Length: 55 credit hours, typically 1.5 years. 10 week terms, 2 classes a term, 11 classes total

Admission Requirements: Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the US Dept. of Ed., TOEFL Minimum Score Requirement: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based).

Disclaimers: Please contact the Program Coordinator to determine if the program is available for your state of residence.