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University of Pittsburgh Law School Tuition

Online MSL Program Tuition

The Online MSL program is 30 credits in total, with 15 credits focused on core MSL courses and 15 credits focused on the specialization of your choice.

Online MSL2024-2025 Academic Year
MSL Core Per Credit$1,279 x 15 credits
Certificate/Specialization Per Credit$833 x 15 credits
Total Estimated Tuition*$31,680

Online Law Certificate Programs Tuition

Our 15-credit certificate programs are available online without earning your MSL. Choose from programs in Health Care Compliance, Human Resources Law, International Business Law, or Corporate Compliance.

Online Certificate Programs2024-2025 Academic Year
Certificate Per Credit$833 x 15 credits
Total Estimated Tuition*$12,495

*A $100-per-semester technology fee will be added to the overall cost of attendance. Tuition and costs effective as of May 28, 2024. Tuition rates are not inclusive of textbooks and fees. Tuition and costs are subject to change and should be confirmed on the University’s official tuition listing at

Pitt Law’s Online tuition and technology fee are qualifying expenses for the federal Lifetime Learning Credit.

The MSL program will be charged at the MSL rate listed above for the MSL courses, while the specialization courses will be charged at the certificate rate. MSL, HCC, and HRL courses are eligible for federal financial aid. Read the FAQs for more information.

Learn more about the cost of attendance here.

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Are you considering a master’s degree in law or a graduate certificate to take your career to the next level? Pitt Law’s Master of Studies in Law online program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree. The certificate programs are ideal for those who are not currently looking to pursue a master’s degree.

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Find Help Financing Your Degree with Pitt Law Financial Aid

We know that financing your education is of the utmost importance. We encourage you to take advantage of every financial aid opportunity available, including federal financial aid or loans (if available), private loans, and scholarships, to better allow you to focus on your degree program. With a degree from Pitt Law, you will graduate with skills that put you in demand.

The MSL degree and the graduate certificates are an investment in both your career and your future success. Prospective students are encouraged to contact their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available. Before exploring your loan options, know that many employers provide tuition assistance to employees. If you are working, you should inquire with your employer. Many of our students have sought scholarships and funding from outside entities, often focusing on particular scholarships opportunities that match their individual profiles. Students who are not sponsored by their companies often qualify for loans and financial aid.

Complete Your FAFSA
To be eligible for federal financial aid for the Online MSL programs, the Health Care Compliance Certificate, or HR Law Certificate at Pitt Law, applicants need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To give yourself the best opportunity for an award, please submit your FAFSA as early as possible. This will also help as you plan your finances in advance of your start date.

The FAFSA school code for University of Pittsburgh is 008815.

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How much does the Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program cost?

The cost of each course for the Online MSL program is determined by the number of registered credit hours. To determine the cost of one course, multiply the current tuition rate by the number of credits required.

What type of financing is available for the Online MSL?

We understand that it can be difficult to find the funds to cover your tuition and other expenses. The Online MSL program does not offer financial aid in the form of grants to students. Pitt Law will, however, assist you in processing any federal loans.

What type of financial aid is available for the Graduate Certificates?

Federal financial aid is available for the MSL, Health Care Compliance and HR Law Certificate programs. Private loans are also an option for these programs.

Private educational loans are also available to help you finance your tuition in the Corporate Compliance or International Business Law certificates, and federal financial aid may become available in the future.

More information on federal loans and how to apply can be found at Information regarding private loans can be found here.

What is the Federal Direct Loan Program?

The University of Pittsburgh participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program exclusively for the Federal Unsubsidized and Federal Grad PLUS Loans. The lender for the Direct Loan Program is the U.S. Department of Education. More information concerning the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program can be found online at

What types of loans are available in the Federal Direct Loan Program?

Federal Unsubsidized Loans
The Unsubsidized Loan is the most widely used loan and is regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The Unsubsidized Loan is a guaranteed student loan and is NOT based on credit. More information can be found online at

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
The Federal Graduate PLUS Loan program is a federal loan program available to graduate students. This is a federally backed loan that is based on a simplified credit check criteria. More information can be found online at

What are private loans?

Various agencies offer private student loan programs to law students. These programs are often offered by commercial banks and other lenders and are not funded by state or federal financial aid funds. The terms of lending, maximum loan amounts, schedules for repayment, interest rates, fees and qualifications are determined by each organization.

Borrowers are strongly encouraged to consider the federal student loans and compare interest rates, fees, and repayment options such as deferment and forbearance of all loans.

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application the Department of Education uses to determine if you are eligible to receive federal student aid.

Where can I find the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is available online by visiting the Federal Student Aid website. The FAFSA is a free application; you will not be asked to pay.

When should I complete the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is available every October 1 for the upcoming academic year. New students planning to use federal student aid should complete a FAFSA while applying for admission. The FAFSA must be completed each academic year in order to remain eligible for federal student aid.

Fall 2024 Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
August 2
Fall 2024
Final Deadline
August 12
Fall 2024
Start Date
August 19
Fall 2024