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Oil, Gas, and Energy Law MLS




$736/$1,184 CREDIT HOUR



Master Energy Industry Legal Concepts

The OU Online MLS in Energy and Natural Resources Law is a 32-credit hour graduate program that offers a competitive advantage to anyone in the energy industry who negotiates oil and gas contracts, deals with mineral rights or real estate transactions, or works closely with energy attorneys.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due at least 14 days prior to the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Pursue Your Energy and 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 eight-week fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.


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

Faculty Expertise

OU Law staff work closely with all students to ensure success in the program. Students are organized into small start groups and take all their classes together. Since each student is actively working in the industry, students can share real-time experiences with one another, which leads to a rich learning environment.

Network Connection

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 gaining skills to advance your leadership career.

Same Academic Excellence

Like every OU Online program, the MLS 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. 

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An Investment in Your Future

Earning an MLS 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 $23,552 ($736 per credit hour) for in-state students and $37,888 ($1,84 per credit hour) for out-of-state students. 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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Program Breakdown

With more than 100 years of energy education history, OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal courses focused on energy and natural resources. With many energy and natural resources companies headquartered in Oklahoma, OU Law sends a large number of graduates into energy-related fields and practices every year. OU Law prepares students to be leaders in energy and natural resources law and policy, assisting in the sustainable development of all forms of energy and natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • Foundations of Contract Law for the Energy Industry
  • Introduction to Property Law and Natural Resources
  • Negotiations, Communication, and Ethics
  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geo-Sciences
  • Project Economics and Finance
  • Midstream Oil and Gas law
  • Oil and Gas Development on Public Lands (Federal, State, and Indian Lands)
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Oil and Gas Regulatory Practice
  • Legal Research for the Energy Industry
  • Oil and Gas Contracts
  • Mineral Title Examination
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Water Law for the Energy Industry
  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law

Program Details

The online MLS in Energy and Natural Resources Law degree 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 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 the start of classes. 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. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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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.


Why OU Online?

We are a top-tier public institution offering high-quality, affordable, professional undergraduate and graduate programs committed to maintaining academic excellence online.

Our Online Programs

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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