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Below is a collection of frequently asked questions from prospective students. If your question is not adequately answered below, please contact us at

Q: Will the MSL Degree allow me to practice law as a licensed attorney?
A: No. The MSL program offers students who have an interest or experience in a law-related career path – but who don’t necessarily want (or need) a JD or to become a practicing lawyer – a chance to be exposed to core legal concepts.

Q: Will MSL coursework count towards a JD degree?
A: No. The American Bar Association prohibits law schools from granting credit for any coursework in the MSL program completed prior to enrollment in a JD program.

Q: Is there a part-time or distance option?
A: Beginning in the fall of 2016, the MSL will be a fully-online, part-time degree program. Students are expected to take 4-6 credit hours per semester. Summer courses may be available.

Q: Is the MSL program approved?
A: Yes. The program has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting body for non-JD graduate law programs. In addition, the MSL program has received formal “acquiescence” by the ABA Section of Legal Education, the accrediting body for our JD professional law program.