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Master’s Degree in Legal Studies

Albany Law School’s Master of Science in Legal Studies degree is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the law without delving into the level of technicality typically required to become an attorney. With both on-campus and online degree programs, Albany Law makes it possible for all students, even busy working professionals, to earn an advanced degree. The Master’s in Legal Studies program only requires 30 credit hours and can be completed part-time. Regardless of your schedule and situation, our faculty and advisors will work closely with you to provide a custom solution to suit your needs.

Those who enroll in this program join a community of distinguished faculty and focused and determined students. Furthermore, students have access to Albany Law’s network of accomplished alumni that can often provide internship and employment opportunities.

Legal Studies Concentrations

As with the Juris Doctor program, Albany Law’s Master of Science in Legal Studies offers concentrations for students to choose from based on their professional goals and interests.

Concentration options include:

Government Affairs and Advocacy

Located in the seat of state government, Albany Law School is uniquely situated to offer training and experiential learning opportunities for individuals seeking to prepare themselves for careers in government affairs, advocacy, and lobbying.

Health Law and Healthcare Compliance

This program is designed to equip those employed or seeking employment in healthcare with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this dynamic field.

Social Entrepreneurship

This alternative degree is for individuals looking to build a business or pursue a career that serves the legal and societal needs in their communities and beyond.

What can I do with a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies?

Individuals who currently work or are looking to work closely with lawyers or work in heavily regulated industries are ideal candidates for our Master’s in Legal Studies program. Many of our students are currently employed or seeking employment as teachers, court administrators, consultants, or compliance directors in healthcare, large corporations, startups, nonprofits, media, and finance.

Earn Your Master’s Degree in Legal Studies at Albany Law School

If you have questions about our Master of Science in Legal Studies, feel free to contact us to talk about whether this program fits your career goals. Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@albanylaw.edu or 518-445-2326. Or, apply now!

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