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Master of Legal Studies – Oil, Gas, and Energy.

Are you a landman looking for practical legal education that can help advance your career? The Master of Legal Studies in Oil, Gas and Energy draws on OU’s generations of energy industry expertise to provide advanced knowledge of mineral rights and real estate transactions, research methods, and negotiation techniques that can help you gain a competitive advantage.

This 32-credit master’s degree program, presented via flexible, fully-online study, takes 15 months to complete.*

Advanced Energy Law Education for Landmen

We’ve designed the MLS-OGE with input from major energy employers to enhance the skill sets of non-lawyers who need advanced knowledge of energy law. You’ll take part in small classes of other energy professionals led by energy-industry experienced law faculty. The course content, class exercises, and class discussions all connect to your real-world work as a landman.

A Global Network of OU Energy Professionals

In addition to providing you with knowledge employers need, this program also connects you to OU’s worldwide alumni community of energy industry professionals, including those affiliated with the Price College of Business and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. The connections you make can impact your entire career.


The majority of courses in the MLS-OGE program take place via online study. You’ll attend a short residency at the end of the program to complete two courses, including an in-person negotiation skills development class.

  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences
  • Legal Drafting
  • Foundations of Contract Law for the Energy Industry
  • Introduction to Property Law and Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Mineral Title Examination
  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law
  • Oil and Gas Contracts
  • Legal Research for the Energy Industry
  • Water Law for the Energy Industry
  • Oil and Gas Regulatory Practices
  • Federal, State and Indian Lands
  • Midstream Oil and Gas Law
  • Federal Lands Offshore
  • Negotiations and Communications (on-campus in Norman, Oklahoma)
  • Project Economics and Finance (on-campus in Norman, Oklahoma)

Financial Aid – An Investment in Your Future

OU Law offers financial aid to those who qualify, and scholarships are available. Tuition costs vary depending upon whether you are a resident of Oklahoma.
For in-state residents, tuition costs $504.00 per credit plus $186.00 per credit in fees. Out-of-state residents pay $883.50 per credit plus $186.00 in fees. All students pay a once-a-semester fee of $101.50.

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Advance Your Career

Want full details about the online Master of Legal Studies – Oil, Gas and Energy at the University of Oklahoma? Contact an enrollment counselor today!

*The MLS in Oil, Gas, and Energy Law is pending approval by the University of Oklahoma Regents.