California University of Pennsylvania Online MLS Program

California University’s online Master in Legal Studies focuses on law and public policy in a local, regional and international sense. They delve into who individuals and the collectives have come to depend on the promise of order and communal stability. The three concentrations offered follow along this vein:

  • Criminal Justice: focus on the law and the branches of government, examine the roots of the Constitution and how laws and policies have emerged in today’s society, applicable for careers such as government officials, lobbyists, policy analysts, research assistants and lawyers.
  • Homeland Security: concentrates on the methodology of security, emergency management and infrastructure protection, explores the recurring demands of professional justice duty, and public servants.
  • Law & Public Policy: prepares those who will assume leadership positions in the justice sector to make substantial contributions to the betterment of the legal and justice systems and the community served.

In addition, students may also choose to earn a certificate in one of the three areas above.

CalU offers an online Master of Science in Legal Studies for students with a bachelor’s degree. The program requires 36 credit hours to complete. Full-time and part-time options are available. The CalU School of Law was ranked #7 in the nation by US News Best Law Schools Ranking.

California University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Association on Higher Education.

California University of Pennsylvania Online MLS Programs: Overview

Program Name
Master of Legal Studies

Online Program Structure
No Campus Visits Required

Program Options

  • Part-time and Full-time
  • Asynchronous


  • Law and Public Policy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security

You may also earn a certificate in the above. Dual concentrations are permitted. There is no general studies concentration.

Contact Information

Program Length
36 credits, typically 18 months

Admission Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
TOEFL Minimum Score Requirement: 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer based)
IELTS Minimum Score Requirement: 6.0


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