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Master in Law Tuition Information

ML Tuition and Financing

Tuition for the Master in Law (ML) program is charged on a per class/ 1 credit unit (CU) basis. 1 credit unit = 3 semester hours. Each class in the ML program is one (1) CU.   A minimum of eight (8) CUs or twenty-four (24) SHs  are required to complete the ML degree.  A minimum of four (4) CUs or twelve (12) SHs are required to complete the Certificate in Law. 

Tuition & Fees AY 2023-24

Master in Law Program

Master in Law Degree, Certificate in Law, and Non-Degree Students* Per Course Tuition Rate

*non-degree refers to anyone not associated with a degree program at the University of Pennsylvania (including faculty & staff) and those visiting students over the summer term enrolling in ML courses.

Tuition per 1 C.U. (3SH) course

  • Tuition: $7,948.00
  • General Fee: $474.00
  • Technology/Learning Support Fee: $146.00 


Full-Time Master in Law Degree Candidates  – AY 2023-2024

(please note: The below is for planning estimates only. Students pursuing the degree in a full-time format are still charged on a per course basis)

Tuition: $63,578.00
General Fee: $3,802.00
Learning Support (Tech Fee): $1,178.00
Subtotal Tuition and Required Fees (*based on 8 CUs) = $68,558.00

Estimates for Other Costs
  • Housing: $5,160.00 - $15,000.00 (depending on type of residence)
  • Health Insurance:  $4,210.00
  • Clinical Fee: $688.00
  • Books: $2,500.00
  • Transportation: $944.00
  • Miscellaneous: $1,784.00
  • Subtotal Estimate Range: $15,286.00 - $25,126.00

The University’s Trustees reserve the right at any time to amend the regulations concerning tuition, fees, and method of payment and to make such changes applicable to students currently enrolled in the University as well as to new students.

Summer Sessions

An academic year begins during the summer term. 2022-2023 tuition apply to summer 2023 coursework. Tuition and fees for AY ’23-24 are estimated in the Spring 2023 and finalized by the University prior to the start of summer classes effective for the fall term.

Financing Your Education

Penn Students

Tuition and fees are based on a students’ primary school tuition policies for courses taken outside of their programs. Accordingly, students should consult with their primary school’s Registrar to determine the specifics and whether additional home school tuition and fees apply.

Penn Faculty & Employees

Determine your eligibility for tuition benefits. Visit Penn Human Resources to learn more. (PennKey Required).

Student Loans

Loans are available to qualified students enrolled in the ML program. Terms of interest and repayment vary. The Law School refers students to the Federal Direct Student Loan program, Graduate Federal PLUS Loan program, and various other alternative private student loan programs. Student loans may be used to cover tuition, fees, books, and other living expenses. Students who borrow government loans must maintain half time status (two classes per semester) for eligibility. Also, loans will enter into repayment after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Most students will have a 6 month grace period before repayment begins. More information on these loans can be found on the Penn Student Registration & Financial Services website.