Online Master of Legal Studies Programs in Pennsylvania

In our research, we discovered two schools in Pennsylvania offer online Master of Legal Studies programs or similar degrees: California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) and Drexel University.

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Cal U’s Legal Studies Master’s Degree requires 30 credits to complete. Three different concentrations are offered: law and public policy, criminal justice, and homeland security. Full-time and part-time options are available.

Drexel University – Thomas R. Kline School of Law requires 30 semester credits to complete. Full-time and part-time program options are available. Concentrations offered include:

  • Cybersecurity and Information Privacy
  • Financial Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resources Compliance
  • Higher Education Compliance
  • NCAA Compliance and Sports Law
  • Criminal Law

In addition to these two schools, there are numerous other out-of-state schools offering online master of legal studies programs to students in Pennsylvania.

As always, it’s recommended that you check with the admissions department of the schools you are interested in to confirm that you are eligible to enroll before submitting an application.

Colleges with Master’s in Legal Studies Programs in Pennsylvania
School Name Degree Name Full-Time Part-Time
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA
Master of Science in Legal Studies (MS)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Law and Public Policy
30 credits Online
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Master of Legal Studies (MLS)*
  • Criminal Law
  • Cybersecurity & Information Privacy Compliance
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Financial Regulatory Compliance
  • Higher Education Compliance
  • Human Resources Compliance
  • NCAA Compliance and SPorts Law
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Compliance
30 credits Online
The Pennsylvania State University
Carlisle, PA
Master of Legal Studies*
  • Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation
  • Business Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Information Security
  • Government Law and Policy
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation
  • International Trial Advocacy
  • Organizing for Social Justice
  • Public Interest Law
  • Security Law
  • Tax Law Concentration
  • Trial Advocacy and Litigation
24 credits On campus and online
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Master in Law* 8 courses On campus
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Studies in Law (MSL)*
  • Biomedical & Health Services Research
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Disability Law
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law
  • International and Human Rights Law
  • International Business Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Real Estate Law
  • Self-Designed
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Tax Law
30 credits On campus

Note: Programs marked with * have been granted acquiescence by the American Bar Association (ABA)

Last updated March 2021.