American University

Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

Sponsored Online MLS Program

Discover American University Washington College of Law’s Online MLS Program

Complete in as few as 12 months

No GRE or LSAT scores required to apply.

In-person immersion experience in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the Online MLS Program from American University.

Sponsored Online MLS Program

American University Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by two women at a time when women were largely excluded from the legal profession. With the online Master of Legal Studies program, American University Washington College of Law is honoring its founders’ legacies by delivering a high-quality legal education that empowers professionals to use their legal prowess to give back to their community.

The program is designed for non-lawyers who could benefit from fundamental legal training but do not want to become practicing attorneys. Students participate in live online classes where they collaborate with faculty and learn legal procedures and concepts so that they can make more informed decisions and enhance their credibility on the job. The curriculum focuses on legal topics such as compliance, health care law, cyber law, and business law to help prepare students to apply legal skills across a variety of industries. 

Sponsored MLS Program

Program Highlights

  • Top Ranked Speciality Programs in U.S. News & World Report include: #8 Intellectual Property Law, #6 International Law, #11 Health Law1
  • Ranked #9 for Greatest Resources for Women by Princeton Review in 2019 2 
  • Five specializations available: General MLS, Business, Health Care Compliance, Technology, and Cybersecurity

  • If you select the Business, Health Care Compliance, Technology, or Cybersecurity specialization, you will earn a certificate in addition to your MLS degree.
  • Those who choose the Health Care Compliance track may be eligible to earn an additional certificate accredited by the Compliance Certificate Board (CCB).

1 U.S. News – Top Law Schools – American University
2 Princeton Review – Law School Rankings – Greatest Resources for Women