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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. Courses are designed specifically for MSL students, and students have the flexibility to design course plans that fit their particular interests and professional goals.

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

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Customize your curriculum to fit your interests and professional goals. Choose from electives in subject areas such as intellectual property, business law, entrepreneurship, and regulatory analysis

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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Student testimonial image saying "'I was looking for a degree to complement my current chemistry degree. Ultimately I would like to work with businesses in the chemical industry on issues regarding their patent portfolios and strategic business practices. The MSL Degree offered me the background to accomplish this and also a lot more. After the program, I plant to pursue a PhD in Chemistry.' from Dan, MSL '17, BS, Chemistry" with a photo of Dan to the right.

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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