Standard With professional experience waiver
Total required credits 30 24
Cost per credit $1,210 $1,210
Total program tuition $36,300 $29,040
Books & supplies (estimated)* $552 $442
Other fees $25 (Athletic fee) $25 (Athletic fee)

Tuition and fees are based on 2023-24 rates and are subject to change.
*Textbook and materials costs vary by course. Students are provided with a list of required textbooks and materials upon admission.

Financial Aid and Funding Opportunities

Financial aid opportunities are available to MLS students. Visit the DePaul Financial Aid page to learn more.

DePaul’s FAFSA code: 001671

Professional Experience Waiver

Online MLS students with relevant work experience can save on tuition by requesting a professional experience waiver. Students who take advantage of this waiver can waive up to 6 credit hours from their coursework requirements, reducing the MLS degree to just 24 credits. This represents a cost reduction of 20% and can save students over $7,000 in tuition. To qualify, students must submit a résumé and personal statement demonstrating at least 12 months of substantial, relevant work experience. Discuss your eligibility with an admissions advisor by scheduling a convenient time to chat.

AllCampus Workplace Network Discount

DePaul University partners with a broad network of employers to offer students and their family members a 10 percent tuition discount for the online Master of Legal Studies program.

To learn more about your waiver and discount eligibility, speak with an admissions advisor.

Veterans and Active Military

DePaul University is a Yellow Ribbon school, and MLS students who are eligible for benefits under the Yellow Ribbon program can apply them to the program. Learn more about our benefits for service members and veterans by visiting our Military Veteran Benefits page.

There’s no need to navigate your benefits alone. For assistance in determining your eligibility, contact DePaul’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator Megan Burda at (312) 362-8092.