Get started

Program Overview

OU College of Law has designed programs for both nonlawyers and lawyers to master the complexity of Energy and Natural Resources law.


M.L.S. in Energy and Natural Resources Law

This program offers a competitive advantage to nonlawyers in the energy industry that negotiate oil and gas contracts, deal with mineral rights, real estate transactions, or work closely with energy attorneys.

online delivery
to complete
credit hours

LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources Law

This program allows lawyers practicing energy law to further their specialization or prepares lawyers to transition into an energy law practice. The program is focused on the entire energy lifecycle – including courses on oil and gas contracts, upstream, midstream, downstream and water law.

online delivery
15 months
to complete
credit hours

Why Earn Your MLS or LLM Degree Online from OU?

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the online M.L.S program, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).

To apply for the LL.M. program, applicants must have earned their first law degree — LL.B., J.D., or equivalent.

Please email a certified copy of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts to the OU College of Law Graduate & International Programs at If your undergraduate institution does not provide electronic transcripts, please have them mailed to the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.
  • These include transcripts from every institution attended, including institutions in which a degree was not earned.
  • Transcripts with conferred degrees must be official. Transcripts from institutions where a degree was not earned may be unofficial.

Your experience is important. Include detailed and professionally formatted documentation of your past education and work experience.

Include a 300–500-word statement on career goals and how the program aligns with those goals. Address educational history, including any disparity in undergrad GPA, and significant life events leading to the decision to apply to graduate school.

The program does not require the LSAT exam; however, students must be proficient in the English language. If English is not an applicant’s primary language, please refer to the OU Admissions website to review English proficiency requirements.


Earning an online M.L.S. in Energy and Natural Resources Law from the University of Oklahoma prepares you to advance your career in this dynamic industry. Our specialized energy law faculty teaches practical legal knowledge and skills, providing a competitive advantage you can apply to your career from day one.

Course Description