Graduate Outcomes


Graduates of the Master of Legal Studies program are spread around the globe and work in various industries. They include professionals in the highest levels of government, CEOs, compliance officers, paralegals, hospital administrators, scientists, doctors and educational professionals. Almost all of them believe that the skills they learned in the legal studies program helped them get where they are today. 95% of recently surveyed alumni claimed that their master’s degree from Seton Hall Law was helpful to them in their career path.

Take Charge of Your Career Trajectory

Common among alumni survey responses was a move into leadership positions. Nearly half of surveyed alumni experienced a promotion since completing the degree. Here are some of the responses:

I have applied and got accepted for a manager position within the same company.” – Katie Chan

Since I earned my MSJ, I have been promoted to executive management.” – Jennifer Daudelin

I have achieved a much higher role with more responsibility.” – Anonymous Alumni Survey Respondent

I’ve moved from DEA Compliance Analyst to DEA Auditor.” – Brianne Clark

I have been promoted to Senior Director of Strategic Accounts, building programs and services which are compliant yet beneficial to patients with rare diseases.” – Anonymous Alumni Survey Respondent

In addition to the promotions, almost 70% of surveyed alumni experienced a salary increase since completing the degree. And along with career advancement and return on investment, many alumni also report satisfaction with their increased knowledge and skills.

I found the work bridges the gap between all the knowledge the lawyers have and what I need to understand to work with them.” – Simon Mantel

Since completing the degree I’ve remained in the same role, but I feel like I’m performing at a higher level. I’m much better at spotting potential issues, and I’m more knowledgeable about and better at understanding what’s important and where I need to focus.” – Rick King

Career Opportunity Awaits

Job seekers who hold an MLS can find work in a variety of industries, as knowledge of the law is helpful to most fields. Legal knowledge is beneficial in compliance, contracts administration, human resources, real estate, law enforcement, business administration, government affairs and many other highly regulated areas. Our most recently surveyed alums work in a diverse group of industries.

Arbitration Manufacturing
Arts Media
Biotechnology Medical Device Development
Clinical Research Medicine
Compliance Non-Profit Organizations
Construction Nursing
Cybersecurity Pharmaceuticals
Educational Services Public Administration
Energy Publishing
Finance Real Estate
Healthcare Social Assistance
Information Technology Software Development
Insurance Telecommunications
Law Enforcement Transportation

Take the Next Step

For more information about our online graduate programs, or to speak with a Seton Hall Law representative about which programs would be the best fit for you in light of your experience and interests, please call us at 973-642-8482, email us at [email protected] or contact us by filling out the form on this page. We can answer any questions you have about completing a master's degree from Seton Hall Law School online, and help you create a plan that works for you.

Same Degree, Different Name.

In 2022, Seton Hall Law School renamed its Master of Science in Jurisprudence degree (MSJ) to the Master of Legal Studies degree (MLS). Students of the master’s program at Seton Hall law School who earned their degree before 2023 graduated with a Master of Science in Jurisprudence (MSJ). Students who begin the program in the fall of 2022 or after will graduate with a Master of Legal Studies (MLS). Read more about the name change.

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