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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 in an online format.

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

Online MLS 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.

Courses for Online MLS are the same as In-Person MLS and are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty. Online MLS content is delivered in an asynchronous format so that it can be completed at times convenient to the student. Students have full access to faculty teaching the courses and to other student services offered to In-Person MLS students. However, the Online MLS format does not offer students 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 practice law as an attorney. The degree does meet the educational requirement for LPP licensure. Credits taken toward the MLS degree cannot be transferred to a JD degree.

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