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 AreasYou may complete a general Master of Legal Studies or choose a specialization in one or two of the following areas:Criminal Law - Applicable in fields such as law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, social work, immigration and customs and the military. Graduate Certificate also available.Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance - Provides a comprehensive deep-dive into the regulations businesses confront on a daily basis, along with the strategies needed to navigate them. For both technical and non-technical professionals. Beginning Fall 2017, pending final approval. Graduate Certificate is 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.Financial Regulatory Compliance - Focuses on financial regulatory structure and extensive compliance requirements, preparing you for in-demand positions in both large and small financial institutions. Beginning Fall 2017, pending final approval. Graduate Certificate is also available. 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.Online Open HouseView the recording of our Legal Studies Online Open House to learn more about our programs and find out why Drexel is the right choice for you.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 organizationsAccreditationThe Thomas R. Kline School of Law Master of Legal Studies – Health Care Compliance Specialization and Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance programs are accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®. Many employers are now requiring CCB certification for compliance related positions. The CCB offers certification in the following areas:Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)®Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)®Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)®Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I)®CCB Exam Eligibility: Completion of Drexel’s Master of Legal Studies or Graduate Certificate in Health Care Compliance programs with a GPA of 3.0 or higher fulfills the professional work experience and continuing education units (CEU) requirements within applicable eligibility time frames per candidate handbook, allowing you to be eligible to sit for a CCB exam. Learn more about the CCB.Non-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. Courses 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 LSTU/LAW electives or any combination of electives & concentrations 11.0 - 12.0Total Credits30.0Criminal Law Concentration LAW 558SCriminal Law3.0LAW 670SCriminal Procedure: Investigations3.0LSTU 530SCorrections Law3.0Total Credits9.0Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Concentration - Beginning Fall 2017, pending final approval LSTU 515SInformation Privacy Law3.0LSTU 516SThe Law of Cybersecurity and Data Protection3.0LAW 769SLegal Strategies in Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance3.0Total Credits9.0Entrepreneurship and Law Concentration ENTP 501Entrepreneurship Essentials*3.0ENTP 535Social Entrepreneurship*3.0ENTP 540Methods of Entrepreneurship*3.0ENTP 641Innovation in Established Companies*3.0Total Credits12.0*ENTP courses are on the Quarter Schedule. 3 quarter credits = 2 semester credits; therefore, 12 quarter credits = 8 semester credits.Financial Regulatory Compliance Concentration - Beginning Fall 2017, pending final approval LAW 700SBusiness Organizations3.0Choose three of the following courses: LAW 734SLegal Regulation of Investment Advisers9.0LAW 735SLegal Regulation of Investment Companies LAW 736SBroker/Dealer Regulation LAW 737SBanking Law Total Credits12.0Health Care Compliance Concentration LSTU 504SHealth Care Rules and Regulations3.0LSTU 505SHealth Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management3.0LSTU 506SPatients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations3.0Total Credits9.0Higher Education Compliance Concentration LSED 532SLegal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety3.0LSED 533SInstitutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation3.0LSED 534SHigher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations3.0Total Credits9.0Human Resources Compliance Concentration 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 Resolution3.0Total Credits9.0NCAA Compliance and Sports Law Concentration* Required Courses LSTU 510SNCAA Governance Process3.0LSTU 511SNCAA Rules I and Infractions Cases3.0LSTU 512SNCAA Rules II and Enforcement Process3.0Total Credits9.0View 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 Completing Your Application 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 2016 - 2017 Academic Year 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 2017 - 2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Fall 2017 August 21, 2017 December 14, 2017 Spring 2018 January 8, 2018 May 4, 2018 Summer 2018 May 21, 2018 August 3, 2018 Apply today for the Master of Legal Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.