Concurrent degree — Master of Legal Studies

As a MACCDA student, you can earn two degrees in less time. The MACCDA/Master of Legal Studies (MACCDA/MLS) is delivered by ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, preparing you for where business and law intersect.


  • A total of 48 hours are required for completion of the MACCDA/MLS dual degree
  • Classes for both the MACCDA and the MLS degrees are scheduled during the day
  • During the first semester, you take only business classes
  • During the second semester, you will take business classes plus two law courses
  • After the second semester, you will be enrolled exclusively in law courses

For your reference

How to apply

You must complete application requirements for both programs. Be sure to select the concurrent degree option when applying. Although the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the W. P. Carey School of Business will make independent admissions decisions, each application will invite you to indicate that you have applied, or have been admitted, to the other program.

  • Pending waivers for well-qualified applicants, GMAT or GRE scores must be submitted to satisfy admission requirements to the MACCDA program.
  • MLS applications do not require GMAT, LSAT, or GRE scores, but may require additional supplemental items.
  • Official transcripts and letters of recommendation must be sent to ASU’s Graduate College.
  • Each program may have different requirements regarding supplemental documents.
  • Each program maintains separate deadlines. You must be admitted - to both programs to pursue the concurrent degree option.