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Online LLM in Energy & Natural Resources Law | OU Online




$557 - $1028/CH

Master Energy Industry Legal Concepts

The online LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law program allows lawyers practicing energy law to further their specialization. It also prepares lawyers who want to transition into an energy law practice. This 24-credit hour program exposes students to legal education on the entire energy lifecycle, including courses on upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas contracts and environmental law.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Energy and Natural Resources Law Master's Degree

Faculty Expertise

Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty, including attorneys practicing law for energy firms and oil and gas corporations. Our instructors are carefully selected for their Energy and Natural Resources law expertise.

Network Connections

OU has provided energy education for over 100 years. OU Law has strong expertise in energy and relies on top energy programs from the Price College of Business and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. Each college has a strong graduate network that alumni can access within energy companies.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while furthering your energy and natural resources law specialization.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field

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Pursue Your Energy & Natural Resources Law Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law program students complete the 24-credit hour curriculum in seven-week modules. There are two modules per semester, and students typically have a short break between modules. While 24 credits are required at a minimum to complete the program, students interested in Midstream Oil and Gas Law can add this course to their program of study in Module 3. The program also includes an on-campus residency completed in Norman, Oklahoma. If you cannot attend this residency, the course sequence may be modified to facilitate the online delivery.

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences
  • Midstream Oil and Gas Law
  • Water Law for the Energy Industry
  • Oil and Gas Regulatory Practices
  • Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands
  • Negotiations and Contracts
  • Project Economics and Finance
  • Mineral Title Examination
  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law 

How to Apply

The online LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law is a selective program aimed at educating the leading legal experts and lawyers. To get started, follow these steps:


Contact an Enrollment Counselor to discuss your qualifications and interest in the program.


Fill out your application here.


Provide your supplemental materials, including a resume, personal statement, and undergraduate transcripts.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.

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Same Academic

Like every OU Online program, the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $18,584 ($556.50 per credit hour) for in-state students and $29,660 ($1028 per credit hour) for out-of-state students. Program prices include mandatory fees of $190.25 per credit hour and a once-a-semester fee of $105.50. Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.

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Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

Our OU Family

When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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