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Legal Studies

Master of Legal Studies

Enhance your professional knowledge and effectiveness in the growing areas of regulation, compliance, law, human resources, law enforcement and related fields.


The College of Law’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is a 30-unit program that provides a strong legal foundation. In addition to general legal studies, you may concentrate in:

  • Compliance and Legal Risk Management
  • International Economic Law and Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Mining Law and Policy
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • Criminal Law and Policy
  • Family and Juvenile Law

If you want to work with and understand laws and regulations (without needing a law license), or wish to advance your career and development prospects by obtaining legal and critical-thinking skills, the MLS degree is the perfect fit.

To apply for the online MLS program, you must file an application directly with the University of Arizona's College of Law.

Apply now or go to the College of Law website to learn more about the application process.

Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Master of Legal Studies
College: College of Law

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $650
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.