Master of Science in Legal Studies
Purdue University Global

Program Details

Purdue University Global’s Master of Science in Legal Studies provides a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts; it also gives students the chance to develop and refine their abilities to identify and analyze legal issues. The curriculum focuses on the legal system, dispute resolution, legal research and writing, legal reasoning and analysis, ethical decision making, jurisprudence, legal history, and substantive areas of law. You can select the curriculum track that best suits your needs, and design your curriculum by choosing electives to enhance your area of expertise.

Start building a strong foundation of legal knowledge by completing the program's core requirements. These specialized online courses are designed to teach you:

  • Legal Principles: Apply legal principles and concepts to the analysis of complex social, political, and economic issues
  • Ethics: Reflect on the ethical and moral implications of the law and legal processes
  • Leadership: Apply principles of leadership to shape change and improve the application and direction of the law and the legal system in relation to institutions and society
  • Reflective Practice: Utilize the skills of a reflective practitioner to analyze and solve problems within a professional context


  • Submit a transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission