Master of Legal Studies Overview The Online Master of Legal Studies offered by Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law provides professionals seeking advanced legal knowledge with an in-depth, specialized study of the legal system. This post-baccalaureate degree program is designed for individuals to develop and improve career related skills.Ideal candidates include individuals in health care, college sports, finance, law enforcement, employment relations, and more. Upon completion of the program, graduates will understand how the law applies to the fields in which they work.Specialization AreasCriminal Law - Applicable in fields such as law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, social work, immigration and customs and the military. Graduate Certificate also available.Entrepreneurship and Law - Provides a great understanding of new business through the lens of the law, focusing on compliance and how to keep up-to-date on the latest rules and policies.Health Care Compliance - Provides those who deliver health care services with the tools to ensure that state and federal regulatory requirements are being met. Graduate Certificate also available.Higher Education Compliance - Provides in-depth study of crucial issues in higher education rules and regulations such as FERPA, Financial Aid, Campus Safety, Risk Management, and more. Graduate Certificate also available.Human Resources Compliance - Provides in-depth study of crucial issues in human resources rules and regulations such as employee hiring and termination, managing the employer/employee relationship and negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Graduate Certificate also available.NCAA Compliance and Sports Law - Provides the tools to ensure that collegiate athletics programs are complying with NCAA requirements in areas such as contracts, labor law, antitrust, tax, torts, remedies, arbitration and constitutional law. Graduate Certificate also available.Key Program FeaturesCourses taught by the Kline School of Law faculty Coursework and study concentrations malleable to students’ professional experience Completion of a Capstone ProjectProgram can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis30 semester credits required for graduationSpecial tuition plans for employees and members of partner organizationsNon-Matriculated OptionInterested in applying as a non-matriculated student? Select Graduate School of Law Non-Matriculated as your program of interest on the online application. Official transcripts and a resume are required. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum Required Core Curriculum Courses LSTU 500SIntroduction to the Legal System3.0LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0LSTU 502SEthics and Professional Standards3.0LSTU 503SLegal Research and Analysis3.0LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0LSTU 540SMLS Masters Capstone3.0 - 4.0Electives or Concentration Complete one of the following concentrations or take additional LSTU or LAW electives 11.0 - 12.0Total Credits30.0Criminal Law Concentration* Required Courses LAW 558SCriminal Law3.0LAW 670SCriminal Procedure: Investigations3.0LSTU 530SCorrections Law3.0LSTU or LAW electives3.0Total Credits12.0*For the Criminal Law Capstone, you'll complete a thesis in which you're challenged to apply your newfound knowledge to identifying and resolving a real-life issue. Entrepreneurship and Law Concentration* Required Courses ENTP 501Entrepreneurship Essentials**2.0ENTP 535Social Entrepreneurship**2.0ENTP 610Leading New Ventures**2.0ENTP 640Methods of Entrepreneurship**2.0LSTU or LAW electives4.0Total Credits12.0*For the Entrepreneurship and Law Capstone, you'll complete a thesis in which you're challenged to apply your newfound knowledge to identifying and resolving a real-life issue. **ENTP courses are on the Quarter Schedule. 3 quarter credits = 2 semester credits; therefore, 12 quarter credits = 8 semester credits.Health Care Compliance Concentration * Required Courses LSTU 504SHealth Care Rules and Regulations3.0LSTU 505SHealth Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management3.0LSTU 506SPatients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations3.0LSTU or LAW Electives3.0Total Credits12.0*In this concentration, you'll be administratively registered for LSTU 540S, the MLS Capstone course, in which you'll design a comprehensive compliance program. You may petition to complete a thesis project. Higher Education Compliance Concentration* Required Courses LSED 532SLegal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety3.0LSED 533SInstitutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation3.0LSED 534SHigher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations3.0Elective Course 3.0Total Credits12.0*In this concentration, you'll be administratively registered for LSTU 540S, the MLS Capstone course, in which you'll design a comprehensive compliance program. You may petition to complete a thesis project. NCAA Compliance and Sports Law Concentration* Required Courses LSTU 510SNCAA Governance Process3.0LSTU 511SNCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases3.0LSTU 512SNCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process3.0LSTU or LAW Electives3.0Total Credits12.0*In this concentration, you'll be administratively registered for LSTU 540S, the MLS Capstone course, in which you'll design a comprehensive compliance program. You may petition to complete a thesis project. Human Resources Compliance Concentration* Required Courses LSTU 520SLegal Issues in Employee Hiring and Termination3.0LSTU 521SHuman Resources Compliance: Managing the Employer/Employee Relationship3.0LSTU 522SHuman Resources in Practice: Negotiation, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution3.0LSTU or LAW electives3.0Total Credits12.0 *In this concentration, you'll be administratively registered for LSTU 540S, the MLS Capstone course, in which you'll design a comprehensive compliance program. You may petition to complete a thesis project. View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institutionRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic) Letters should speak to your performance and accomplishments, and attest to your ability to succeed within the programEssay of approximately 500 words Can be a personal statement outlining personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the program, or on another topic that showcases your writing skillsResumeQuality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluatedStandardized test score reports (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) can be submitted, but are not requiredAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1176 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Fall 2016 August 22, 2016 December 15, 2016 Spring 2017 January 9, 2017 May 5, 2017 Summer 2017 May 22, 2017 July 28, 2017 Apply today for the Master of Legal Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? 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