Online Master of Legal Studies Programs in North Carolina

Wake Forest University School of Law is currently the only college in North Carolina that offers an online Master of Legal Studies program or similar degree.

Wake Forest University School of Law requires 30 credits to complete. Full-time and part-time program options are available. Concentrations include Business Law and Compliance, Health Law and Policy, and Human Resources.

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American University

Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

  • Complete in as few as 15 months
  • No GRE/LSAT scores required to apply
  • Four tracks available: General MLS, Business, Health Care Compliance, and Technology
Fordham University

Online Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance

  • Complete in as few as 20 months
  • GRE, GMAT, and LSAT scores not required to apply
  • Professionals who have earned a J.D., LL.B., or other law degree not eligible
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Pepperdine University

Master of Legal Studies program

  • No GRE or LSAT scores required to apply.
  • Complete in as few as 16 months.
  • Dispute resolution and human resources concentrations available
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Washington University

Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

  • Complete in as little as one year
  • No GRE or LSAT scores required to apply
  • Five specialized certificate offerings

In addition to Wake Forest, there are a number of other out-of-state schools that offer online Master of Legal Studies programs (requiring two or less on-campus visits total) to students in North Carolina. Tuition can vary by university, so it is recommended to check with a school’s admissions office for current tuition rates. Many online MLS programs offer the same rates for students in and out-of-state. There are also sometimes discounts for students enrolling in online-only programs.

As always, it’s recommended you check with the admissions department of the schools you are interested in to confirm that you are eligible to enroll before submitting an application.

List of Colleges in North Carolina with Online MLS Programs

List of Colleges in Arizona with Online MLS Programs
School Name Degree Name Full-Time Part-Time
Wake Forest University School of Law Master of Studies in Law Yes Yes

List of Online Master of Legal Studies Programs that Accept Students from Arizona

List of Online Master of Legal Studies Programs that Accept Students from New Jersey
School Name Degree Name Full-Time Part-Time
Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
California Southern University Master of Science in Law Yes Yes
California University of Pennsylvania Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Drexel University Thomas L. Kline School of Law Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Loyola University Chicago-School of Law Beazly Institute for Health Law and Policy Master's of Jurisprudence Yes Yes
Michigan State University-College of Social Science School of Criminal Justice Master of Science Degree in Judicial Administration Yes No
Pepperdine Law
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Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Purdue University Global Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
Seton Hall University School of Law Master of Science in Jurisprudence Yes Yes
University of Dayton School of Law Master of Studies in Law Yes Yes
University of Illinois-Springfield Legal Studies Master’s Yes Yes
USC Gould School of Law Master of Studies in Law Yes Yes
Washington University School of Law
Sponsored Program
Master of Legal Studies Yes Yes
West Virginia University School of Law Master of Science in Legal Studies Yes Yes