Get to Know the Pitt Law Online Experience
Now is the perfect time to accelerate your career and stand out to employers by earning your legal degree or certificate online. Pitt Law’s online programs give you the same valuable education as you would receive from attending the program on campus, with the added advantage of asynchronous courses and geographical freedom. Transform your career on your terms, on your schedule, from your home.
As an online student, you are as much a part of the Pitt Law community as the on-campus students. In addition to your Panther Card, you’ll have access to the University of Pittsburgh’s libraries (both in person and online) and invitations to attend university events, including receptions and guest speakers.
Learn more about what to expect from your online experience and the support you will receive on this exciting educational journey.
Benefits of the Online MSL and Certificate Programs
- Learn on your schedule with asynchronous classes
- Learn from experienced, working legal experts who teach and practice law in their respective areas of specialization
- Gain access to a valued and diverse network of colleagues and mentors within the Pitt Law and broader Pitt communities
- Build concentrated expertise to work more knowledgeably with lawyers and gain increased regulatory and legal awareness
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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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The MSL degree, and specifically the Online MSL courses and the health care compliance track, have been instrumental in enhancing my career path. The online format option was especially perfect for my studies during times of business travel.
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When a student enters a new online course, it should feel like walking into a familiar room. We took this approach because our students are incredibly busy—most have families and work full time. The consistency of class design and delivery of the online MSL core courses and the certificate courses reduces stress and enables the online student to get to work on content. The course materials are organized by weekly modules, which makes it easy for students to know what work to complete when.
Your Success is Our Purpose
Your Admissions Outreach Advisor supported you through the application process, but what happens once you’ve been accepted? From acceptance through graduation, your Student Success Coordinator will take on an active role to ensure you get the most out of your Pitt Law online experience, whether you are going for the full MSL or a graduate certificate. The Student Success Coordinators are there to help you with any questions or guidance, as well as a full complement of resources that will be available throughout the program.
To get you off to the best possible start, you will receive several check-ins from your Student Success Coordinator, from tech-checks to registration to the first day of classes and more. You will also go through an orientation that serves as an introduction to our learning management system, familiarizing you with its tools, forms of communication, and best practices for success in an online environment. From there, your Student Success Coordinator will be just a call or email away to ensure your continued success.
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