Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Program Description

Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program at OU Law extends the school’s longstanding history of excellence and expertise in indigenous peoples law and energy and natural resources law. This master’s degree allows students seeking a legal knowledge in indigenous peoples law to gain that knowledge in less time than the three years of full-time study required to earn a Juris Doctor degree.


Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field.

The MLS in Indigenous Peoples law can be completed online in two years of part-time study.


To qualify for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must have earned their bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation. In addition to having an undergraduate degree, those admitted must have strong letters of recommendation and leadership potential.

Applicants are urged to submit their application and supporting documents as soon as possible to receive priority review for August enrollment.


The MLS Admissions Committee will carefully examine all parts of the application with plans to announce decisions as soon as possible. The committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until the start of classes. However, international students must file a completed application and all related materials by June 15 to allow sufficient time to secure a student visa for on-campus programs. (Note: this would not apply to students taking the indigenous peoples online courses who have recieved permission from the MLS director to waive the on-campus introductory course.)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 - 2 years
Part time
19,973 USD
Start date Aug. 2017
USA Norman, Oklahoma
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 - 2 years
Price 19,973 USD
- residents, 30,398 USD - non-residents

Native American and Indigenous Peoples Law Programs at OU