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At Cleveland State University College of Law, we’re committed to helping you find the best way to fund your education and advance your career. The online MLS degree program is designed to be a part-time, fully online program, comprised of 30 credits, 6 credits per term, and can be completed in two years. Our Tuition & Financial Aid page is designed to guide you in making the best decision.


2023-2024 Academic Year

Cost Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident
Tuition per credit* $1,082.15 $1086.00**
General Fee $59.75 $59.75
Technology Fee $7.50 $7.50
Total $1,149.40 $1,153.25

Note: Showing part-time student per credit hour cost.

*Price per credit hour is subject to change annually.

**The non-Ohio resident surcharge is $3.85 per credit. The State of Ohio mandates the addition of a surcharge for tuition paid by out-of-state students to be determined by the institution and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Financial Aid

There are a number of resources available to you when evaluating how to pay for your master’s degree. Some tuition assistance programs might be available to you through your employer, external scholarships, military and veteran benefits, or federal financial aid programs. 

As a graduate student at Cleveland State University, you are eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid. Applying is easy and free and can be done by filling out the FAFSA. Our Federal School Code is 003032.

For more information about Tuition & Financial Aid, FAFSA filing or financial aid options, please contact the Cleveland State University Financial Aid Office at or (216) 687-5411.

Military and Veteran Benefits

At CSU School of Law, we recognize the commitment and sacrifice our military personnel and veterans have made for our nation. Our Online MSL in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy is proud to offer unique benefits tailored to the needs of our military and veteran applicants and students. Whether you are currently serving, have served, or are a dependent of a service member, we have resources and support systems in place to assist you on your educational journey. We invite you to visit our Military and Veteran Benefits page, where you’ll find detailed information on available scholarships and tuition assistance. Join us at CSU School of Law and let us honor your service with our commitment to your success.

Military and Veteran Benefits