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1,061 Master's Degrees Annually
92 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#112 in Popularity (Master's)

The following table lists how many legal professions (other) graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,061
Graduate Certificate 823
Doctor’s Degree 92

1,061 Master's Degrees Annually
60% Percent Women
33% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 60% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other legal professions majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Legal Professions Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 80
Black or African American 173
Hispanic or Latino 73
White 370
International Students 218
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Geographic Diversity

Other Legal Professions appeals to people across the globe. About 20.5% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • India
  • South Korea

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a master’s degree in other legal professions have a median salary of $57,200 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $52,000 (25th percentile) and $90,200 (75th percentile).


Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a other legal professions degree.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 schools offered some type of legal professions (other) program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 12 3
Bachelor’s Degree 17 2
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 52 14
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other legal professions.

Major Number of Grads
Law 34,727
Legal Research 8,962
Legal Support Services 483
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 356


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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