University of Pittsburgh

Master of Studies in Law (MSL) - Early Option for Legal Studies Majors

Students in the Legal Studies Program in the College of General Studies may obtain the MSL degree in a joint program in which credits obtained in the MSL program also count toward the bachelor's degree. Students must be admitted to the Master of Studies in Law program independent of their admission to and progress in the College of General Studies. Students must also have completed at least 96 credits toward a CGS degree before beginning the Master of Studies in Law program.  Of those 96 credits:

  • The last 30 credits must have been earned in residence at CGS.
  • All skills and graduation requirements must have been completed.
  • The Core Requirement in Legal Studies must have been completed (9 credits).
  • The Legal Studies Elective component of the major must have been completed (15 credits).
  • The Outside Elective component of the major (6 credits) will be waived; the first 6 credits of the Master of Studies in Law program will be deemed to have met this major requirement.

For further information contact msl@law.pitt.edu.

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