Online Master of Legal Studies in Criminal Law

The online Master of Legal Studies in Criminal Law, offered through ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, provides students with valuable expertise regarding how and why the criminal justice system operates the way it does.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

The manner in which an individual becomes the “accused,” and the process requisite to the establishment of “criminal liability” are fundamental to the integrity of a just and fair society.

The study of criminal law equips students to understand the myriad agencies charged with enforcing various laws, the rights of suspected or convicted people, societal goals that may be achieved via the punishments meted out to offenders, and how laws differ from state to state and country to country. The Criminal Law focus area will provide students with valuable expertise regarding how and why the criminal justice system operates the way it does.

The M.L.S. program is a customizable degree with nine possible focus areas (each focus area is four courses in a particular subject):

 

Featured courses


Required

SDO 501- US Law and Legal Analysis


Electives

SDO 518 Fundamentals of Contract Law


Electives

SDO 598 Property


Electives

SDO 525 Tort Law


Electives

SDO 598 US Constitution Law


Emphasis area

SDO 598 Advanced Topics in Criminal Law


Emphasis area

SDO 598 Criminal Law


Emphasis area

SDO 598 Criminal Procedure


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Legal Studies in Criminal Law have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Police officer

Bailiff

Court clerk

County clerk

Justice of the peace

FBI agent

Police captain

Chief of police

Social worker

Prestigious faculty

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge.

The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Prestigious faculty

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge.

The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Admission requirements

U.S. educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation.

Study at one of the best law schools in the country

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.

#1


in Arizona for bar passage.

Top 25


Bar Passage & JD Advantage Jobs, according to the American Bar Association.

Top 10


Public Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 30


Best Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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