Master of Studies in Law (MSL)


The Master of Studies in Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is an advanced degree designed for graduates and mid-career professionals seeking to enhance their careers with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year Juris Doctor degree. The MSL degree can be earned in one academic year (August to May) full-time or two to four years in a flexible part-time schedule.

MSL scholars seek to gain foundational and specialized knowledge of laws and legal systems. Program graduates have employed this background in a range of careers, including those focused on intellectual property and technology transfer, healthcare, and public health.

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