What Career Paths Can You Achieve With an MLS?

The online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program at American University Washington College of Law equips nonlawyers with the legal framework needed to pursue rewarding and challenging law-related careers in a variety of industries.

Explore how an MLS degree can give you a competitive edge in the following fields:

Business

Today’s businesses need legal support to keep up with ever-changing laws and regulations that affect the way they do business. Learn more about law-related careers in business.

Government

With an MLS, you will become familiar with the laws that regulate the political process and gain the skills needed to effectively negotiate and mediate between parties. Learn more about law-related careers in government.

Health Care

As a student in the MLS program, you can select the health care concentration to develop the specialized knowledge you need to remain compliant while improving patient care. Learn more about law-related careers in health care.

Human Resources

An MLS degree allows you to understand the basic laws, regulations, and policies that constitute human resources and benefits management. Learn more about law-related careers in human-resources.

Law Enforcement

An MLS can provide you with the knowledge you need to operate within the law, and better prepare you to write reports and investigate cases. Learn more about law-related careers in law enforcement.

Legal Field

An MLS provides a thorough understanding of the law, making it an optimal degree if you are interested in a law-related career path but don’t want to become a lawyer. Learn more about law-related careers in the legal field.

Social Work

Social workers protect children and support families in need of assistance. Attaining a deeper knowledge of the legal system can help you better advocate for your clients’ rights. Learn more about law-related careers in social work.

Technology

Our MLS program offers a concentration in technology that can help you gain the fundamental skills to stay up to date with this ever-evolving field and its legal implications. Learn more about law-related careers in technology.