Master of Legal Studies
Northeastern University

Program Details

The Master of Legal Studies is a distinctive program built from the ground up for the aspiring professional eager to enhance his or her understanding of the law and to help employers navigate complex regulatory terrain. The Master of Legal Studies is for non-lawyer professionals who work regularly with lawyers and legal issues. It was created specifically for those who do not wish to practice law, but would like to use the law as a means to achieve goals in environments where law is too often seen as an obstacle.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional resumé
  • Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • A personal statement (500-1000 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or LSAT scores (optional)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education