Online Master of Legal Studies

Bioethics Track

As scientific advances become more sophisticated, the need to study their moral implications and responsibilities also becomes necessary. Our Master of Legal Studies Bioethics degree delves into the research and practice of over-reaching reproductive technologies, euthanasia, testing on human embryos, and insurance regulations that put the patient second. Practices such as these show the value of human life is being lost on many fronts. If you are looking to make a difference, Trinity’s MLS in Bioethics provides you with the philosophical, bioethical, and legal arguments to prepare you for a profession where real change can take place.

  • Legal Fundamentals (3 units)
  • Contracts (3 units)
  • Torts (3 units)
  • Philosophy and Theology of Justice (3 units)
  • Business Organizations (3 units)
  • Constitutional Law (3 units)
  • Introduction to Bioethics (3 units)

Choose 9 units from the following:

  • Current Issues in Bioethics (3 units)
  • Classic Cases in Bioethics (3 units)
  • Intensive Bioethics Seminar (3 units)
  • The Right to Life and the Law (3 units)
  • Law and the End of Life (3 units)

MLS applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). The GRE is not required for admission. In addition to the application, applicants must provide official transcripts from the colleges/universities at which they have earned degrees and two letters of recommendation.


Per unit: $750
Per course: $2,250
Total program cost: $22,500 (tuition only)

The above totals do not include fees. Scholarships and federal financial aid are available.


Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (legal education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.

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