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Tuition and fees are calculated based on residency status and enrollment in a full-time or part-time program:

  • Full-Time Program: 3-4 semesters
  • Part-Time Program: 5-8 semesters

Please note that you will be required to remain in your original program, and can only switch upon prior approval from the MSL program administrators.

Tuition for Ohio Residents

  • Full-Time Program: $30,000 (completion within 3 semester)*
  • Part-Time Program: $30,000 (completion within 5-8 semesters)

*Full-time program tuition will increase if enrolled in a 4th semester. Refer to Fee Calculator for Full-time Program below for specific amounts. 

Tuition and fees are subject to slight adjustment each year.

Ohio Residency for Tuition

To learn more how to qualify as a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes, please review “Ohio Residency for Tuition". Once you have applied for the MSL program, you can log in your Applicant Center through your Buckeye Link to check your residency status. If you believe you have been incorrectly classified as a non-resident of Ohio, you can reclassify through your Applicant Center. You can view step-by-step instructions for recently admitted students on the Applicants to The Ohio State University webpage.

Tuition for Non-Ohio Residents/International Students

Tuition and Fees:

  • Full-time: $53,000 (completion within 3 semesters)*
  • Part-time: $58,000 (completion within 5-8 semesters). Per immigration requirements, international students on F-1 or J-1 visas are not permitted to enroll part-time.

*Full-time program tuition will increase if enrolled in a 4th semester. Refer to Fee Calculator for Full-time Program below for specific amounts. 

Tuition and fees are subject to slight adjustment each year.

Calculating Program Costs

Use the MSL fee calculators below (part-time and full-time) to see the cost breakdown for your degree. You are considered part-time if you are enrolled in less than 8 credits/semester, and full time if you are enrolled in 8 credits and more per semester.

Please enter the number of credits you will take each semester, and answer Yes or No to the two questions “Is Student a Resident” and “Fully Online” to get the total costs.

Financial Aid & OSU Faculty & Staff Tuition Assistance

Moritz College of Law does not provide scholarships, assistantships, or fellowships. MSL admitted students may explore and apply for assistanships and fellowships at other schools/colleges of OSU.

We also accept payment through FAFSA loans, private loans, and third-parties.

Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Program: The Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance Plan pays the tuition and fees of up to 10 hours per semester for eligible employees who take courses at Ohio State. The benefit is available upon employment in an eligible appointment of at least 75% FTE. Visit this website for more information about deadline to request tuition assistance, eligibility, tax implications, and others.