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 militaryHealth Care Compliance - Provides those who deliver health care services with the tools to ensure that state and federal regulatory requirements are being metHuman 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 resolutionNCAA 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 lawKey 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 System2.0LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0LSTU 502SEthics and Professional Standards2.0LSTU 503SLegal Research and Analysis3.0LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0LSTU 540SMLS Masters Capstone3.0-4.0Electives or Concentration Students complete one of the following concentrations or take additional LSTU or LAW electives 13.0-14.0Total Credits30.0Health 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 Regulations2.0LSTU or LAW Electives6.0Total Credits14.0*In the process of completing the core courses, students completing this concentration select the LSTU 540S MLS Capstone course section that is focused on health care compliance.NCAA Compliance and Sports Law Concentration* Required Courses LSTU 510SNCAA Governance Process2.0LSTU 511SNCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases3.0LSTU 512SNCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process3.0LSTU or LAW Electives6.0Total Credits14.0*In the process of completing the core courses, students completing this concentration select the LSTU 540S MLS Capstone course section that is focused on NCAA and sports law. 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 Resolution2.0LSTU or LAW electives6.0Total Credits14.0 *In the process of completing the core courses, students completing this concentration select the LSTU 540S MLS Capstone course section that is focused on human resources compliance.Criminal Law Concentration* Required Courses LAW 558SCriminal Law3.0LAW 670SCriminal Procedure: Investigations3.0LSTU 530SCorrections Law2.0LSTU or LAW electives6.0Total Credits14.0*In the process of completing the core courses, students completing this concentration select the LSTU 540S MLS Capstone course section that is focused on criminal law.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 2015 August 24, 2015 December 17, 2015 Spring 2016 January 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 Summer 2016 May 23, 2016 July 29, 2016 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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