Washington University School of Law master’s degrees | Online

The Washington University School of Law offers four master’s degree programs online for professionals looking to advance their careers by building a foundation in U.S. law and legal procedure. Students can pursue a MLS, MLS in Taxation, LL.M. in Taxation or  LL.M. in U.S. Law.
  • Top-16 law school — The School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report. 1
  • No GRE/LSAT required — We value students with a diverse range of professional experiences and backgrounds. For this reason, GRE/LSAT scores are not required.
  • Scholarships available — Scholarships are currently available for qualified students.

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The Master of Legal Studies program (MLS) is designed for professionals who would benefit from foundational legal knowledge but do not wish to become practicing attorneys. Students master legal processes such as contracts, civil procedures and legal analysis.

Designed for professionals who do not hold a juris doctor (J.D.), our Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Taxation program equips professionals with a fundamental understanding of tax law, including the procedural and technical aspects.

  • Learn from our expert School of Law faculty.
  • Take elective courses related to your legal interests.
  • Gain hands-on experience through optional externship.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation equips lawyers and law school graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of all major areas of tax law, including estate planning, employee benefits and corporate taxation.

For international attorneys looking to practice law in the United States, The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law offers a holistic understanding of the U.S. legal system, covering a range of core legal topics, including contracts and legal writing.

Develop and Strengthen Your Legal Foundation

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