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Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit institution located in Burlington, Vermont, was founded in 1878 as a small business-oriented school with an emphasis on teaching practical business skills. Champlain has a long tradition of educating professionals for leadership roles by providing high-quality, career-centered instruction.

Thanks to an ideal location, you can fit a lot into each of the three days you spend on campus during residency. Burlington International Airport is an easy 15-minute ride from campus, with direct flights to key cities.

Among the first colleges to offer full degree programs online, Champlain has been a leader in distance education since 1993. Today, Champlain’s online degree programs are ranked among the top three nationally by the Online Education Database.

U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2008 ranks Champlain in the top tier of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North and offers study-abroad programs with campuses in Dublin, Ireland, and Montreal, Quebec.

Champlain College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institution of Higher Education.

Champlain College offers a beautiful campus overlooking the city of Burlington, Vermont, and Lake Champlain,

The Master of Science in Law degree at Champlain College can give you the legal knowledge and expertise needed to help distinguish yourself from your peers and open up career advancing opportunities in emerging markets like Healthcare.

This program allows you to become a valuable resource in navigating the legal waters of contracts, regulations, and privacy, security, healthcare and employment laws. Whether you’re in business, manufacturing, health services, or another field, this program will help you develop the skills to work confidently with lawyers and the law. As a graduate, you’ll be taught the skills to:

  • Find and interpret laws affecting business activity
  • Identify and handle situations with legal implications
  • Keep problems from escalating to the point where legal counsel is required
  • Converse with lawyers, using legal terminology and concepts, to make the most effective use of your legal counsel

“ Champlain’s MSL program provided me with the opportunity to supplement my 26 years of business experience with legal theory and application - all online! I could not be happier with my choice of Champlain's MSL program. I would highly recommend Champlain College's online MSL to anyone seeking their first or second master's degree and who really want to better know the law.” Barry Simpson, IT Director at Outlaw Conversions and Champlain College MSL program student

“ I chose the MLS at Champlain College for a few reasons. First, because I have an extremely busy work schedule and own my own business. Second, because the program incorporates the areas of law that I currently deal with in my current position, and third, because after speaking with my counselor and program coordinator, I realized faculty at this school puts the best interest of its potential and current students first, and they truly care about the students and their aspirations. I was even more pleasantly surprised when I started my courses. My professors provide coursework that is reasonable, thought-provoking, and germane to the legal issues that we face in today's society. I recommend this program to all non-traditional students who prefer online learning and certainly to students serving in our nation's military. I am excited beyond words to meet some of my professors and classmates at the Integrated Reflective Practice course in September.” Maria Sturgess, Office and Intellectual Property Administrator, SuperPower Inc. and Champlain College MSL program student

“ There are not enough online programs available to the working adult who cannot afford to move to another state for a law degree. Champlain has been a great opportunity for me to attend grad school.” Debi Chadwick Champlain College MSL program alum