Our MLS program offers a specialization in technology that can help you gain the fundamental skills to stay up to date with this ever-evolving field and its legal implications. You will learn about cyber law, privacy, how to best manage information systems, and how to ensure compliance while sharing and accessing information.
Careers in technology that you can pursue with a Master of Legal Studies degree include:
Cybersecurity specialists help protect against web threats and cybercrime, like malware, phishing viruses, and hacking. With an MLS, you will understand important database concepts, including data modeling, database design, and data extraction. You will develop the data analysis skills needed to legally transform raw data into useful business information, as well as the laws related to accessing data and sharing information.
The mean annual wage for information security analysts was $104,210 in May 2019.1
The job outlook for information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028.2
Software engineers design, test, and develop computer software and programs. Through our MLS program, you will learn how to ensure compliance while developing data models and database designs, and you will gain a thorough understanding of the regulations that impact your work and the field of tech as a whole.
The mean annual wage for software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers was $111,620 in May 2019.3
The job outlook for software developers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2018 to 2028.4
e-Discovery professionals help collect and analyze electronically stored information during litigation. With an MLS, you will gain a thorough understanding of the legal implications of accessing and sharing data. You will also learn how to remain compliant while using data to identify potential witnesses, discover facts in a lawsuit, or aid clients in minimizing legal risks.
Intellectual Property Analyst
Professionals who work in intellectual property help individuals and businesses with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. By earning an MLS, you will better understand U.S. regulations, laws related to electronically stored information, and intellectual property laws so that you can better serve your clients.
MLS courses relevant to jobs in the technology field
The included data is from the Congressional Research Service for the House of Representatives and is not directly associated with American University’s online MLS degree. It also does not take into account unpredictable changes to job outlook due to the economy.