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Legal Studies

Mississippi University for Women

48 months
7524 USD/year
7524 USD/year
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Mississippi University for Women’s School of Professional Studies offers a comprehensive four-year baccalaureate degree in Legal Studies.  The B.S. (or B.A.) degree program is one of only two programs in Mississippi approved by the American Bar Association.


Department of Legal Studies

The Legal Studies offered by Mississippi University for Women is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of legal concepts and analytical skills to enable graduates to perform as efficient members of a legal team.

Mock TrialWe have an excellent program that offers the student a solid legal education. The program offers small classes with the best of instruction and resources. The program includes a full complement of legal courses designed to offer the student a well-rounded education and the utmost opportunity to succeed. The program also sponsors Bench & Gavel, a club open to all Legal Studies students, and Lambda Epsilon Chi, a national honorary fraternity for paralegals.  Further, this concentration provides an excellent foundation for further legal study in graduate and professional programs.

MUW’s legal studies program is designed for the education of paralegals.  Paralegals shall not provide legal services directly to the public, unless otherwise permitted by law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Estates, Trusts and Wills 
  • Special Topics in Paralegal Studies
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

Admission requirements national

  • Students must submit high school transcripts and ACT* or SAT* scores. Students are required to complete the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC listed below and meet ACT or SAT requirements.)
Admission requirements international
  • International Students at The W join a diverse, multi-cultural community of students from over a dozen nations. And being consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 public universities in the South, it's no wonder nearly 3,300 men and women call our university home. Students may choose from over 50 accredited academic programs in our four colleges.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3762 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3762 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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