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The 6 Most Affordable Online LLM Programs

For lawyers looking to expand their practice internationally, online llm programs are great stepping stones. Whether your law credentials are from the U.S. or another country, the Master of Laws (LL.M) can help you learn more about the legal issues your client’s are encountering. This degree is not meant for those who are just entering the law profession and want to qualify for the courtroom. Students earing a master of laws are typically already working in a career or have already earned their JD degree. This tuition ranking compares the costs of 24 LLM programs from 15 online schools. Compare programs carefully—there’s a $48,000 difference between the most expensive and most affordable program on this list.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$35,000.00
Least Expensive: Liberty University ~$14,257.00
Most Expensive: Georgetown University ~$62,712.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest master in laws (LL.M) online. The online Master of Laws degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2019 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Best Online Online LLM Programs

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
Liberty University
University of Arkansas
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University of Arizona
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Regent University
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Texas A & M University
University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
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NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
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Stetson University
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Western New England University
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Stetson University
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Villanova University
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Loyola University Chicago
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The University of Alabama
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Vermont Law School
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Nova Southeastern University
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Washington University in St Louis
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Georgetown University
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14  Program is no longer accepting new students.

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2019 review of regionally accredited online llm programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules. The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a master’s degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion.

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