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Master's Degree and Graduate Certificates

For professionals who need to navigate the law, not practice it.

Do you seek the legal tools and framework needed to navigate risk, compliance, and the rapidly changing legal environment? The 100% online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is flexible, part-time, and uniquely designed by world-renowned Wake Forest University School of Law faculty and industry experts, specifically for working professionals. Our MSL experience enhances skills, advances careers, and brings immediate relevance and value to the workplace — and beyond.

How our MSL students advance their careers

Master's Degree Tracks

Are you a professional who needs to navigate legal issues in the workplace? Earn your Master’s Degree in as few as 21 months (or up to 5 years). We offer 3 dedicated professional tracks.

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Graduate Certificates

Need to boost your career with an overview of workplace legal fundamentals or a focus in a particular industry? Earn one of 4 Graduate Certificates in as few as 2 semesters.

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How is Wake Forest University School of Law’s online  MSL different?

Uniquely tailored in both form and substance for the working professional.

  • Fully online

    Earn your degree or certificate without coming to campus.

  • Custom-built

    Learn from our faculty in courses created in collaboration with industry leaders.

  • Part-time

    Take one or two classes per semester; finish in as few as 21 months.

  • Flexible

    Start taking classes in January, May or August.

  • Asynchronous

    Work at your own pace through weekly assignments and projects available 24/7.

  • High-tech

    Connect with professors and peers in a virtual classroom.

  • Collaborative

    Enjoy an unmatched level of faculty feedback and peer interaction.

  • Immediately valuable

    Focus on real-world issues that are immediately applicable in your workplace.

  • Accessible

    Invest in your future with a competitively priced Wake Forest program.

  • Simple

    Apply today … No standardized tests required.

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Now accepting applications

  May 2024

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Classes start: in May

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  August 2024

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  January 2025

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