Learn the Law, Elevate your Career
What is an MSL?
The 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 and 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. Explore the academic information to learn more about our MSL curriculum.
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How can the MSL degree help my career?
Our MSL program is designed specifically to help working professionals leverage knowledge and understanding of the law so they can be more effective in their careers. Graduates of the MSL program return to the workplace with in-depth understanding of the U.S. legal system. The law touches every aspect of society in all sectors — banking, education, health care, human resources, business, journalism and media, IT, financial services, and other heavily regulated industries. Earning an MSL degree will help you speak the language of the law, understand contemporary legal issues, and see the law’s real-world implications. With specialized knowledge of the law and the necessary skills to address contemporary legal issues, you will be well-prepared to advance within or outside of your current industry or organization.
Is the degree flexible?
Yes. Our MSL program is designed specifically to allow you to tailor it to fit your needs. You can complete your degree in-person or hybrid (a mix of in-person and online courses). You can study at a pace that matches your busy schedule. Full-time students can complete the program in roughly nine months. Part-time students have the flexibility to complete their degree over two years or more.
What are the admissions requirements?
Students need an undergraduate degree to enroll. However, no standardized test score (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) is required to apply. View admissions requirements and application process.
Contact MoritzMSL@osu.edu or (+1) 614-292-1241