Sign In / Sign Out
- ASU Home
- My ASU
- Colleges & Schools
- Map & Locations
The online Master of Legal Studies at Arizona State University is a unique advanced legal degree for non-lawyers. Offered through ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, this 30-credit program enables professionals to gain a foundation in U.S. law in as little as one year and without pursuing a full law degree.
By providing my information and clicking the Request Information button, I consent to be contacted via telephone (including a cell phone, if provided), email, text message and/or pre-recorded message by ASU Online and its affiliates. See our advertising tracking policy.
Submissions during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., MST) will be followed immediately by an email and phone call from an ASU Enrollment Coach.
The law touches every career. Accordingly, students that apply to the Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds and are looking to move up the ladder in their current career or to pursue new and exciting career options.
The M.L.S. program is a customizable degree with five possible emphases (each emphasis is four courses in a particular subject):
The program explores the relationship between law and a wide variety of topics that are important to fields such as business, criminal justice, engineering, sports, sustainability, education, banking, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, human resources and many others. International students will find the M.L.S. program to be a valuable resource for gaining a general understanding of U.S. law and how decisions are made within the U.S. legal structure.
Graduates that earn an M.L.S. degree will have a basic understanding of U.S. law, legal structures, and legal reasoning. Additionally, graduates will be able to apply the law to situations that affect their professional and personal lives, including an understanding of when a legal issue is present that requires an attorney to be involved. The skills and expertise developed in the program is unique and will help differentiate graduates from others in their career fields.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.