Master of Legal Studies (MLS)

Master of Legal Studies (MLS)


University of Arizona Law’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is a one-year degree program pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. The MLS is designed to enhance the effectiveness of a broad spectrum of professionals whose work involves regulations, negotiations, or working with lawyers or legal issues.

If you find yourself needing a better foundation for working with and understanding laws and regulations, or wish to improve your career prospects by obtaining legal and critical thinking skills, the MLS may be just the right fit.

Tuition & Costs

More opportunity. Lower cost. That’s what you get with the University of Arizona Master of Legal Studies degree.

We keep our tuition as affordable as possible so that you can focus more on your education and career. In fact, our MLS Online tuition is less than half the average MLS tuition at other top-50 law schools. And additional fees are a fraction of what students are required to pay at most other schools.

Most importantly, our low cost still comes with the high-quality academic experience, diverse programming and coursework, renowned faculty, and huge variety of concentrations and certificates you want. In other words, the University of Arizona offers one of the best and most accessible MLS programs in the nation.


Key Contacts

Keith Swisher
Professor of Legal Ethics; Director, BA in Law and Master of Legal Studies Programs

Phone: 520-626-8373
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Mark L.M. Blair
Associate Director, Master of Legal Studies Program; Undergraduate Law Program

Phone: 520-626-8575
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Linus Kafka
Assistant Director, Careers and Outreach, Master of Legal Studies Program; Undergraduate Law Program

Phone: 520-626-8896
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