Master of Studies in Law Requirements and Tuition

Program Requirements

Pitt Law's Master of Studies in Law is a graduate-level advanced degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Those applying must have completed at least an undergraduate bachelor of arts or sciences degree. Those desiring to apply to the Master of Studies in Law program will need to provide official transcripts of all college, graduate and professional studies, whether a degree was obtained or not.

For additional information, review the Master of Studies in Law Frequently Asked Questions


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International Student Requirements

International students are welcome and encouraged to apply. They must have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor of arts or sciences degree, and they must submit a TOEFL score. The minimum acceptable TOEFL scores are 600 paper, 250 computer, 110 internet. IELTS scores are also accepted in lieu of TOEFL. International students are encouraged to apply as early as possible because of greater amount of time needed to process the application, obtain visas, and obtain housing.


Program Tuition

The Master of Studies in Law is an advanced degree where students take law school courses from world-class scholars, attorneys, and judges side-by-side with Juris Doctor students. Financial aid and loans are available for those who qualify.

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses
Academic Year 2017-2018

  Full Time Part Time*
  In-state Out-of-state In-state Out-of-state
Tuition $33,944 $43,686 $1,280/cr $1,914/cr
Activity Fee $60 $60 $30 $30
Health Fee $260 $260 $65 $65
Security / Transportation Fee $180 $180 $90 $90
Computer Fee $350 $350 $100 $100
Law Exam Fee $20 $20 $20 $20
Other Expenses (estimated)        
Books/Supplies $1,800 $1,800 $175/course $175/course
Total U of Pittsburgh Tuition & Fees $36,614 $46,356    
Estimated 9-Month Living Expense $17,600 $17,600    
Total Estimated Cost $54,214 $63,956    

* Students taking between 1 and 8 credits pay part-time rates. Students taking 9 or more credits per semester are charged at the full-time rate.