In today’s economy, many agencies and professional fields are impacted by law; McGeorge’s MSL program helps students gain substantive legal knowledge to apply legal skills. With a rigorous legal grounding infused with real-world, practical examples, skills-based learning and experiential opportunity, students will be able to customize their degree to their specific needs and goals. McGeorge offers courses in a variety of areas — criminal law, taxation, intellectual property and much more.

Required Courses

Students accepted into the program can anticipate receiving guidance from our nationally and internationally renowned faculty on individual curricular plans. Students can go full or part-time; 26 units are required to earn the MSL degree, which includes two required courses, a set of elective choices, and for those who are interested, a supervised capstone paper or project. Note that some of our courses are only offered in an asynchronous online model.

  • Introduction to Legal Analysis (online)
  • Contracts (online)

Elective Course Samplings

Students may elect to choose from a variety of courses and to customize their course selections to meet their interests and career goals. The few courses listed below are just a sampling of the courses offered in various areas of law. Please note that some electives are not offered every year and some are only offered online. Please be sure to check the academic schedule for a current list of offerings or reach out to our office for questions about which courses fulfill each concentration.

  • Taxation
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law


Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
Email | 916.739.7019