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  • Penn State Law offers dozens of joint degree programs and elective opportunities. The most popular is the J.D./M.B.A. offered with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.

Academics

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and Certificate in Legal Studies (CLS) programs at Penn State Law in University Park are designed to provide new opportunities to launch or advance a career by deepening knowledge of the law in your chosen field. These flexible, accessible, convenient, and competitive programs are taught by leading scholars and practitioners in their fields.

CURRICULUM AND ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

The MLS program is a 30-credit program that allows for completion within one year. The CLS program is a 9-credit program that allows for completion within one semester. Learn more

MLS CONCENTRATIONS AND CUSTOMIZABLE CONCENTRATIONS

The MLS program offers concentrations in multiple areas, including Business Law, Conflict Resolution/Negotiation and Arbitration, Corporate and Tax Law, Energy Law and Regulation, Health Law, Human Resources and Employment Law, and Information Security and Privacy Law. Learn more

MLS COURSE CATALOGUE

Penn State Law in University Park offers a wide array of courses covering a multitude of legal topics. These courses are open to all students in the MLS or CLS programs. Students are also able to take a designated number of approved courses from other graduate-level programs on World Campus. Learn more