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What can I do with a Master of Legal Studies?

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program is designed to help mid-career professionals gain a greater understanding of the American legal system in order to assist those who need to work with, but not necessarily in, this system. Within this context, the goal of the MLS program at WVU is to prepare students to advance in their current career fields or to confidently venture into other professional endeavors.

If you enjoy your chosen field, then an MLS can broaden your knowledge base and help prepare you for advancement. If you are looking to change career paths, then an MLS can open a world of opportunities to you. Our graduates have gone on to establish, or move ahead in, careers in a variety of areas. Some of these include:

  • Human Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Court Administration
  • Probation Officers
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Criminal Justice fields
  • Juvenile Justice and Healthcare Administration
  • Federal and State Agencies
  • U.S. Military
  • Veteran’s Administration

Graduate education involves a high degree of motivation and desire. What any student can do with an MLS degree centers around individual goals, choices, and career planning.

In the Master of Legal Studies program, we stand ready and able to assist prospective students with structuring these goals.

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