Master of Arts in Legal Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Legal Studies program provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and how it works.  The curriculum offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, teaching professional skills, legal theory, and the role of law in American Society.  Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking, research, and writing skills while developing professional and scholarly abilities.


  • Personal statement 
  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written communication skills for full admission
  • Students whose native language is not English must achieve a score of 570 or above on the paper-based TOEFL, 88 on the internet-based exam, or 230 on the computer-based exam
  • A bachelor’s degree is required

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission