Law Enforcement

Law enforcement professionals are enforcing many laws and regulations in their day-to-day work. 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.

Careers in law enforcement that you can pursue with a Master of Legal Studies degree include:

Police Officer & Sergeant

Police officers and sergeants know the law — they use it every day to successfully and lawfully negotiate and communicate on the job. With an MLS, you will gain additional, more comprehensive knowledge that will help you while negotiating, writing up offender reports, or conducting arrests. You will also gain the practical skills needed to better prepare cases that need to be transferred to a district attorney.

Criminal Investigator

Criminal investigators help solve crime. They gather research, collect evidence, and search databases for the information they need to solve a case. Through our MLS program, you will develop a more thorough understanding of the law and the regulations that impact your day-to-day work, including researching records, doing investigations, and running background checks.

MLS courses relevant to jobs in the law enforcement field

Prepare for the Next Phase of Your Career

Learn more about how an MLS can give you a competitive edge in the law enforcement field. Explore the online Master of Legal Studies program at American University Washington College of Law today.