Our Master in the Study of Law degree (MSL) is designed for working professionals whose careers interface with the law on a regular basis, or who are interested in obtaining legal knowledge to advance in their fields or pivot to a new area of interest. The MSL program offers comprehensive legal perspective — along with critical and analytical thinking skills and a new level of professionalism — that builds a strong foundation for future career growth and advancement.
Our curriculum is thoughtful, practical and taught by expert faculty at the nationally ranked Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The MSL curriculum covers a wide range of legal topics, and students have the opportunity to gain hands-on education in areas that meet their professional needs. Students may design their own curriculum by selecting any courses from among the available course offerings, or pursue a specialized curriculum in one of the five areas of concentration.
Areas of Concentration:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Legal Environment of Business
- Health Law
- Intellectual Property and Technology Law
The MSL Program is flexible and allows you to tailor it to fit your needs. You can complete your degree in-person, online, or hybrid (a mix of in-person and online courses). You can study at a pace that matches your busy schedule. You can take anywhere from 1 to 7 credit hours (part-time) or 8+ credits (full-time) in our Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Choose your own pace: complete the program in as little as one year (2-3 semesters), two years (6 semesters), or go at a slower pace (6+ semesters). The maximum duration within which the MSL degree has to be completed is four years.
View MSL Curriculum Here.