The law touches every career. Accordingly, students that apply to the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) 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 MLS program is a customizable degree with nine possible focus areas (each focus area is four courses in a particular subject):
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.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law offers the master’s degree program for students who do not wish to practice law, but believe that education in the law would be beneficial to their advancement in their careers or in other fields.
Admission to the program is competitive.
In order to be admitted to the MLS program, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or attained a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
Graduate school entrance exams (e.g. LSAT, GRE, GMAT) are not required. All MLS applicants are required to complete the MLS application online at law.asu.edu/MLSApply.