Master of Science in Law

Dean Tobin

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) provides students with the specialized and practical knowledge required to succeed in an increasingly complex and regulated business and policy environment. Hosted at the University of Maryland, College Park campus and easily accessible by the DC Metro, the MSL is a highly-focused degree for professionals to advance their careers.

This 30-credit, part-time, evening program is structured to permit professionals to integrate the course of study into their existing lives. Over the course of two years, students will develop a working knowledge of legal principles and analysis.

Building on the School of Law’s nationally-ranked specialty areas, the MSL degree offers five concentrations in some of today’s most highly regulated industries:

  • Crisis Management: Prepares students to lead their institutions in effectively responding to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Cybersecurity: In addition to educating students about the technical aspects of cybersecurity, the concentration emphasizes cybersecurity law and policy.
  • Environmental Law: Provides a sophisticated understanding of the increasingly global and regulated environmental landscape.
  • Health Care Law: Addresses the critical need for legal education in the highly regulated field of health care.
  • Patent Law: Provides eligible students with the basis upon which to sit for the USPTO examination and become registered patent agents.

Students develop an in-depth understanding of the law’s relationship to their fields of concentration while learning how to identify, frame, and analyze problems. The courses will be taught by Maryland Carey Law faculty members and substantive experts from government agencies, the judiciary, and the practicing bar.

The application deadline is April 15, 2015 for classes beginning in fall 2015. If you have questions not answered on this website, please contact us at MSL@law.umaryland.edu or at 410.706.8385.

No provision of this website shall be construed as a contract between any applicant or student and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The University and the School of Law reserve the right to make changes without prior notice in requirements for admission, curriculum, programs and their availability, standards for advancement and graduation, and rules and regulations. The University also reserves the right to make changes in the rates of tuition and fees. The University further reserves the right to ask a student to withdraw at any time when it is considered to be in the best interest of the University.


The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) program is made possible through a collaboration with the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland: MPowering the State initiative.
 The University of Maryland: MPowering the State


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