Law Enforcement

Police officers and other law enforcement professionals apply their legal knowledge in all aspects of their job, whether investigating crimes, writing reports at the precinct, or delivering testimony in court. A Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree will allow you to preserve the rights of suspects while protecting your community.

Career paths in law enforcement that you can pursue with our Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree include:

Police Officers and Sergeants

In today’s society, police officers and sergeants are expected to be more vigilant than ever in protecting the rights of their community. An MLS degree will provide you with a better understanding of how the US legal system impacts the people you serve. The legal skills gained from an MLS will further your ability to write reports, follow court procedures, and uphold constitutional standards.

Detectives and Private Investigators

As a detective or private investigator, you can more effectively analyze legal records and prepare cases for prosecution when you have a strong legal foundation. An MLS degree will enhance your ability to work with lawyers and law enforcement through courses like Torts, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Civil Procedure and Litigation.