USC Gould Search

Master of International Trade Law and Economics (MITLE)
USC Gould School of Law

Join us on April 22nd at 12:30 p.m. (PDT)!
Register to attend a webinar to learn about USC Gould's master's degrees for non-lawyer professionals: Master of Studies in Law (MSL), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), and Master of International Trade Law and Economics (MITLE):

U.S. News & World Report: Best Grad Schools
USC Gould ranked #19
Best Law Schools

The Master of International Trade Law and Economics (MITLE) degree is offered by USC Gould School of Law jointly with USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Department of Economics. This degree provides students with an interdisciplinary, global perspective and the knowledge and skills relevant to the laws, policies, and business practices that shape international trade and economics.

The Master of International Trade Law and Economics is a one-year, 32-unit degree program offered on campus on a full-time basis. USC offers a spring and fall start date.

This degree is open to anyone with a bachelor's degree in any field; however, students are required to have a solid foundation in mathematics, including calculus.

Why choose USC?

Top reasons to pursue the Master of International Trade Law and Economics degree offered by USC Gould and USC Dornsife:

  • Earn a master's degree from a top 20 law school, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Enroll in specialized coursework - Prepare for careers in government, international trade, economics, and policy work with targeted curriculum taught by experienced faculty.
  • Scholarships and Housing Stipends offered - All applicants will be considered automatically for our scholarship awards.
  • Receive career and professional support - USC offers workshops and individually tailored advice on developing your career plan, as well as mentorship opportunities and tools for exam preparation.
  • Join the Trojan Family - A renowned network of over 420,000 alumni who are deeply committed to furthering the success of USC graduates.

Degree Outcomes

  • Understand relevant laws, policies and business best practices related to international trade and economics.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the quantitative methods and data sources used in economic and trade policy analysis.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the economic aspects and legal regulations involved with international trade.
  • Identify practical issues that arise when engaging in international trade law and economics.