The program requires 36 credit hours for completion and two courses are offered each semester. Students take 21 credit hours of required courses and 15 hours of elective courses.
Builds greater public understanding of law and the legal system.
Offered completely online, the MLS program provides advanced education for professionals in areas such as human services, criminal and juvenile justice, journalism, social work, business, and others who work with the legal system.
Alumni work as court administrators and in other legal related fields. Many have used their advanced education to help advance through the ranks of the State Police, Department of Health & Human Resources, the juvenile justice system, human services fields, and a variety of other areas.
Faculty for the program are drawn from the Department of Political Science, Division of Public Administration, Division of Sociology & Anthropology (Criminology), College of Law, and from practicing attorneys.
West Virginia University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.