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ONLINE MLS PROGRAM

Expand your career opportunities by increasing your understanding of the law


The University of Utah Master of Legal Studies program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that immerses students in the law, helps them understand the intricacies of the U.S. legal system, and situates them for career advancement.

Like the in-person program, the online program also lasts one year (three semesters, fall, spring and summer). Students will be registered for set courses each semester, but the course work can be done at the student’s own pace.

Also, similar to the in-person program, online students complete the program in a cohort of other online students. Students progress together and form lasting relationships with each other.

Courses for the online program are the same as the in-person program and are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty. The main difference is that most content is delivered in an asynchronous format so that it can be completed at times that are convenient to the student. Students will have full access to faculty teaching the courses and to other student services offered to in-person students. However, the online program does not offer the option to replace courses from the standard MLS curriculum with JD course offerings.

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*The MLS degree does not qualify graduates to sit for the bar exam or to practice law. Credits taken toward the MLS degree cannot be transferred to a JD degree.

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