Wednesday, October 19, 2022
As you consider your options for graduate school, it is important to consider which programs support your learning objectives and address your professional goals. USC Gould School of Law is one of the first top 20 law schools to offer a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program. Here are just a few ways our program stands apart from the rest.
10 Reasons to Get Your MSL at USC Gould
1. Degree Specialization
With USC Gould’s MSL program, you have the opportunity to take general coursework with specialized certificates – at no additional cost – to hone in on the aspects of law most important to you. Certificates cover a range of key industries including business law, entertainment, financial compliance, privacy and cybersecurity and more.
2. Unparalleled Student Support
Our experienced advisors provide support tailored to your specific needs as a student and goals as a professional. Available for in-person, video or phone conversations, our team takes pride in being a partner in our students’ experience as they navigate coursework and plan for their future.
3. CCB Accreditation
USC Gould is one of only a few law schools accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). This means our online coursework tied to compliance may allow students to sit for a CCB certification upon graduation and provides an exemption from work experience requirements.
4. Faculty Immersed in Real-Life Law
Our MSL faculty are often active practitioners in their field and work at the top of their game. They bring real-life issues from their respective industries to the table, giving our students practical applications for their studies from leaders in the industry.
5. MSL-Only Classes
We have dedicated classes developed specifically for our MSL students, both online and on campus. The curriculum is tailored to what is needed to complete your studies successfully, enabling students to learn from classmates and instructors while staying aligned with their degree goals.
6. On-Campus or Online
Every student is unique in their professional motivations and goals, and USC Gould strives to be flexible to support student schedules and preferences. The MSL degree program includes options to study full-time or part-time on USC’s University Park campus. Alternatively, students can pursue the program 100% online on a part-time basis.
7. Expansive Local and Global Alumni Network
When you join the Trojan Family, you will have an opportunity to grow your own professional network globally. Tap into our network of more than 450,000 USC alumni and 14,000 USC Gould alumni while a student and after you graduate. Local chapters and events ensure you remain connected to and supported by your fellow Trojans no matter where life takes you.
8. Academic Theory Blended with Practical Experience
At USC Gould we don’t just teach the law, we help you understand how to put this newfound knowledge to work to support your professional goals. Blending the academic aspects of the law with practical experience prepares you for a career that is enhanced by knowledge of the law and empowers you to utilize it properly in the workplace.
9. Continuing Career Support
USC Gould MSL students benefit from dedicated career services advisors eager to support them with individualized job search strategies, coursework recommendations aligned with their professional goals, and ongoing career counseling and resources – both during their time as a student and after completing their degree.
10. University of Southern California Student Resources
All Gould students benefit from resources offered by the university to champion professional and personal success. From access to online training services such as LYNDA.com to on-campus housing, technology assistance and a diverse range of student organizations and events, our MSL students have access to all that USC has to offer.