FAQ

Masters Programs

  1. How do I apply for the Masters in Professional Studies in Law (MPSL) program? To apply to the MPSL program, fill out and submit the on-line application, and arrange to have official copies of all your academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation sent to the attention of MPSL Admissions, Valparaiso University Law School, 656 Greenwich St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.
  2. How do I enroll in courses for the MPSL program? Once admitted, you will work with your advisor on a plan of study and register for your first semester of classes. After your first semester, on-line registration is available.
  3. Do I need to travel to Chicago for classes? Most courses are available in a “Live/On-Line” format. Our classroom in Chicago is equipped so that students can attend in person, watch the class from their home or office computer while it is happening and participate along with those attending in person, or watch the tape of the class after it has occurred. This format provides maximum flexibility for our busy students. Some courses are taught entirely in an on-line format.
  4. Who teaches the MPSL courses? MPSL courses are taught by experts in the field, who are currently working in their area of expertise, giving students valuable access to professionals with both theoretical knowledge and the experience in practical application.
  5. What kind of assignments can I expect? Assignments can vary from reading texts and articles, completing written assignments, participating in discussion boards, analyzing video segments, and much more.
  6. How much does the MPSL program cost? Is financial aid available? Courses are charged on a per credit basis, and the program requires 28 credits for completion. For Spring and Summer 2014, tuition is $795 per credit. Financial aid in the form of student loans is available to students taking at least 4.5 semester credit hours (half-time enrollment). We will also work with employers who offer tuition remission for their employees.