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Add Business-Centered Legal Knowledge to Your Skillset

The Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree is specially designed for students with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds who want to work at the intersection of STEM, law, and business. The MSL 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.

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Learn online or 
on-campus in downtown Chicago

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

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

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Join a diverse community of innovative and entrepreneurial STEM leaders

No LSAT/GRE/GMAT required

A Degree Unlike Any Other

The MSL is the first degree to combine legal, regulatory, and policy topics into a curriculum that prepares students to influence and innovate within their respective STEM fields. Each course has been created specifically for the MSL program, and students have the flexibility to design course plans that fit their particular interests and professional goals.

And, just as important, the program boasts a 98% graduate employment rate.

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8 core courses build foundational knowledge of the legal system, business basics, and regulatory processes

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Choose from electives in subject areas such as intellectual property, business law, entrepreneurship, and regulatory analysis

Where STEM, Law, and Business Converge.

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Includes a highly customizable, interdisciplinary curriculum.

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Offered in
on-campus and online formats.

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Complete in
nine months full-time or two to four years part-time.

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To excel as an engineer, I wanted to broaden my knowledge of business and law and understand how they intertwine with engineering. The MSL Program was the ideal step for me after my undergraduate degree."

— Rana Alharthi, MSL ’19

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Comments From Some of Our Recent Graduates

The MSL Program gives students a thorough understanding of the entire landscape of the IP industry. Besides what we learned in class, the MSL Program also provided us with resources to connect with other IP professionals."

— Yan Wang, MSL ’18

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The broad set of classes that are available are not only insanely interesting, but hold students to a high standard of excellence. These things together create a rigorous curriculum and a formidable program.

— Andrew White, MSL ’19

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Professional Outcomes

MSL graduates are well-prepared to accelerate their careers, bringing strong communication and strategic thinking skills to a variety of roles at the intersection of law, business, and technology, including:

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Where STEM, Law, and Business Converge.

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