Overview

The MSL is the first degree to combine legal, regulatory, business, and policy topics in an integrated curriculum that prepares students to make an impact and innovate within their respective STEM fields. MSL courses are designed specifically for this program; the curriculum allows MSL students great flexibility to design course plans that fit their particular interests and professional goals.

Where STEM, Law and Business Converge

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LAW

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I highly recommend the MSL program if you have a strong desire to round out a technical background with skills you will not be able to get elsewhere. The MSL program gives you the strategic mindset needed to advance and succeed.

— Katherine Culbert, MSL ’20

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Study at one of the nation’s leading law schools, with world-renowned faculty

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Learn online or on-campus in downtown Chicago

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Full-time (9 months) and part-time (2-4 years) options available

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No LSAT/GRE/GMAT required

The MSL is specially designed for students with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds. This degree teaches graduates to communicate across disciplines, navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM settings, bring ideas to market, and develop, protect, and manage IP. 

Students can choose from electives in a variety of subject areas, including:

  • Intellectual property
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Regulation and compliance
  • General business
  • Privacy 
  • Quantitative/data analysis
  • Health policy
  • Risk analysis
  • And more

Where STEM, Law, and Business Converge.

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MSL graduates bring their skills to a variety of job functions, including:

  • Project management
  • Policy development
  • Finance and venture analysis
  • Consulting 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product development
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Intellectual property management
  • Research and development
  • And more