Online Master of Studies in Law

General

Program Description

The Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) program is a fully online, 34-hour master's degree program offered by Cumberland School of Law. The program is designed primarily for nonlawyers interested in pursuing a graduate degree that will position them for advancement in their current field, although practicing attorneys may choose to pursue a degree that complements their current practice or opens doors to a new area of practice. Our faculty members are industry experts, practicing attorneys, Cumberland School of Law faculty and Samford faculty from other disciplines.

As an M.S.L. student, you will complete two classes per term for six consecutive terms, earning the degree in twenty-four months. You may choose from one of four specialized, career-enhancing concentrations or design a personalized course of study by choosing from a variety of electives through the general option. Follow the links below to learn more about each of our concentrations:

  1. Financial Services Regulatory Compliance
  2. Health Law and Compliance
  3. Higher Education Law and Compliance
  4. Legal Operations
  5. Custom Option

Our students typically have at least one year of experience in their field and wish to expand their career options while developing practical, specialized skills and expertise. 

Last updated Aug 2020

Keystone Scholarship

Discover the options our scholarship can give you

About the School

Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Located in the Birmingham, Alab ... Read More

Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Located in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Homewood, the university’s campus covers approximately 247 acres and is renowned for its beauty and Georgian-Colonial style architecture. The university currently enrolls 5,692 students from 47 states and 28 countries. Samford is the top-ranked university in Alabama in national rankings published by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford third in the nation for student engagement. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 40th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 100th for best value. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among U.S. private universities for value and affordability. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. Read less