University of Pittsburgh School of Law Online Programs
In the modern workplace, where all aspects of an organization’s operations are impacted by laws and regulations, having a legal education is a valuable asset to both your career and to your company. The law is more than just an art or a science; it influences almost every decision—both personally and professionally—and Pitt Law’s Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is here to help those without a JD degree learn what they need to get ahead.
The Online MSL is a 30-credit advanced degree designed for professionals like you. Enhance your career with a versatile program offering multiple specializations—Health Care Compliance, Human Resources Law, International Business Law, and Corporate Compliance—to learn what matters most for your career. Online certificate programs are also available for those not seeking a master’s degree.
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Find the online program that fits your needs. Our Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers through a legal education with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree. Our graduate certificates can further your expertise within a specific area of the law in 10 months. Students who complete a certificate program have the option of applying those 15 course credits toward the Online MSL degree.
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Law School Veterans With an Innovative Edge
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law has educated legal minds since 1895 and has one of the oldest Master of Studies in Law (MSL) programs in the country. This storied history has led to a modern-day MSL program that has a reputation for academic and professional excellence in legal communities. Pitt Law places an emphasis on practical knowledge for career acceleration. For over 20 years, we have invested in individuals who are ready to develop a well-rounded understanding of evolving laws and regulations that govern business today. Now, Pitt Law is proud to offer this established MSL program online.
With four specializations to choose from to complete your Online MSL, a strong bench of faculty and a curriculum designed to flex to your busy schedule, make the decision to start your studies with Pitt Law today.
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Pitt Law Online Law Certificate Programs
Not sure if you are ready for a master’s program? Pitt Law offers 15-credit graduate certificate programs online. Through our graduate certificate programs in Health Care Compliance, Human Resources Law, International Business Law, and Corporate Compliance, you can gain a deeper understanding of the law and how it impacts your professional life in your area of concentration.
All of our graduate certificate programs are of the same caliber as our degree courses and can be completed in as few as 10 months. If you choose a certificate and successfully complete the program, you may apply the 15 credits earned to the Online MSL degree should you decide you wish to pursue the full master’s program. If you complete your certificate program with a 3.0 GPA and choose to go on for your MSL, you will be automatically considered for admission with no additional application fees.
Patricia Blount ’20, MSL with Health Care Compliance Specialization
“The MSL degree has enhanced my legal credibility with lawyers and administrators I work with. One of the most rewarding parts of being an MSL student was being fully integrated into the law school. I had access to the same resources and the same classes as the JD students, which provided me with a true law school experience and a lawyer’s perspective when working with my attorney colleagues on compliance-related matters.
I also appreciated the personalized attention I received from the faculty and staff, including the program director as my academic advisor, the program administrator, and each of my law school professors who were always available during and outside of office hours.”
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