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Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Degree

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The online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree offers experienced and entry-level non-lawyer professionals an unparalleled education to help better understand complex legal matters. Through the MSL, you will gain legal skills and knowledge that can be applied directly to advance your career and serve your organization.

Top reasons to pursue an MSL from USC Gould:

  • Earn a master's degree from a fully accredited, elite, top-ranked law school
  • No GRE or LSAT required
  • 100 percent online — convenient
  • Part-time and flexible — perfect for working professionals
  • Students complete their studies in 12-16 months
  • Deeply committed and distinguished faculty
  • Access Trojan Family network connections to more than 11,000 USC Gould alumni worldwide
  • Create new career opportunities
  • Scholarships are available and considered for all applicants
  • Admission decision within two to four weeks of application completion
  • Three starts per year — fall, spring or summer
  • Receive an additional certificate in Business Law, Compliance, or Entertainment Law and Industry at no additional cost

The online MSL prepares students for leadership roles in a wide variety of settings including business, compliance, education, entertainment, finance, health care, human resources, law enforcement and more.

Other benefits of the online MSL include the following:

  • Our interactive, online learning platform is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • You will engage in weekly live discussions facilitated by your professor.
  • You will have a collaborative online classroom experience — with small classes that allow for greater student and faculty interaction.
  • Our MSL classes incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous activities, including interactive modules, message board participation, weekly assignments and virtual office hours. Although the format offers flexibility in terms of scheduling, our degree is academically rigorous, and each class requires approximately seven hours of work each week.
  • Our unique academic week of Wednesday through Tuesday allows students to best maximize their time, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, to complete their course requirements
  • Our team of experienced advisors will provide you with individualized guidance on course selection to meet your personal and career goals.

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