• In-Residence MSL

    Be equipped for more

    The In-Residence MSL* provides a traditional pathway to earning your master's degree. Interact in person with fellow students, your professors, and your academic advisor. Access resources at our Saint Paul campus. Tap into academic support all while being equipped with skills and knowledge to further your career.

    All MSL students complete 30 academic credits:

    10 credits in four required foundation courses

    • Foundations in Law (6 credits)
      • Legal Method and Ethics (3 credits)
      • Torts or Contracts (3 credits)
    • Foundations in Problem-Solving (4 credits)
      • Theories of Conflict (2 credits)
      • Negotiation (2 credits)

    17 credits in an elective concentration (conflict resolution or health care compliance)
    3-credit capstone seminar or research action project

    Pending Approval

    Residential MSL will be offered pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Please note: This program is not approved by the American Bar Association for training paralegals and does not qualify recipients for the practice of law. MSL credits are not transferrable to a JD program, should a student decide to pursue a JD after completing MSL courses.

    Pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission, we are unable to admit international students to the MSL program.

    Academic advising

    Upon admission, you are assigned to an academic advisor who helps you with:

    • Course selection and program planning
    • Registration issues
    • Academic concerns
    • Degree progress
    • Transfer credit requests
    • Interpretation of academic policies
    • Resource referrals

  • *Hamline University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), maintains an affiliation and collaborative relationship with Mitchell | Hamline School of Law, an autonomous law school created by the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law and which is separately accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).