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What Can I Do with a Degree in Legal Studies?

A master's in legal studies degree provides students with the skills needed to carry out intensive analyses and accurate interpretations of the legal system.  Individuals with an MLS degree work in the following careers:

  • Compliance Official
  • Corrections/Parole/Probation Officers
  • Higher Education Administrators
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Resources Director
  • Investigator, Civil and Military
  • Law Enforcement Official, Local/State/Federal
  • Long Term Care Facility Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher, Paralegal Studies

Where do our MLS Graduates Work?

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:

  • Child Protective Services
  • Court Administration
  • Federal and State Agencies
    • U.S. Census Bureau
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • WV Department of Health & Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Justice Systems
  • Law Enforcement
  • Local Government
  • Military
  • Paralegal Education
  • Quality Assurance Programs
  • Regulatory Agencies