Which Degree Is Right for You?

Master of Legal Studies vs. Master of Dispute Resolution

When deciding between the Master of Legal Studies and the Master of Dispute Resolution program, it is important to think about the specific skills you will need in order to advance your career. A Master of Legal Studies is designed for nonlawyers who need a solid foundation of US law in order to make more informed decisions on the job. A Master of Dispute Resolution is ideal for mid-career professionals who would like to advance in their current role by improving their ability to negotiate complex transactions and manage conflict in the workplace.

Neither program requires candidates to submit GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores.

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Master of Legal Studies

Students in the Master of Legal Studies program will:

  • Develop legal skills that can apply to a range of fields, including social work, law enforcement, government, and education.
  • Better execute law-related responsibilities in professions such as paralegals, law enforcement administrators, compliance officers, and patent agents.

Master of Dispute Resolution

Students in the Master of Dispute Resolution program will:

  • Effectively mediate, negotiate, and resolve disputes that arise across private and public sectors and in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, finance, healthcare, insurance, real estate, transportation, and more.
  • Expand their skills to advance their current careers in professions such as business managers, HR directors, lobbyists, and ombudsmen.