Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

MLS Overview

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is an online degree for professionals who can benefit from legal training but do not wish to practice as an attorney. Designed for non-lawyers, the MLS improves students’ understanding of U.S. law and explores the relation between law and various disciplines. A comprehensive understanding of the legal system creates opportunities for growth in a variety of careers.

Offered entirely online, @WashULaw’s MLS allows students to earn their degree from anywhere in the world without putting their careers or personal commitments on hold. Offering the same rigorous curriculum as the Washington University School of Law’s on-campus program, the online MLS focuses on the application of U.S. law across a wide array of today’s business topics.

MLS students are taught by the Washington University’s distinguished faculty; participate in an interactive, supportive learning environment; and are invited to attend the commencement ceremony in St. Louis upon completion of the program. Graduates of the online Master of Legal Studies earn a degree from top-ranked Washington University School of Law.

The application for the next cohort in January is now available. If you have questions about the online MLS, contact an Admissions Counselor at 314.281.5200 or admissions@onlinelaw.wustl.edu.