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Maximize your legal compliance skills and increase your value to employers by creating opportunities for advancement with an online Master of Legal Studies. You’ll gain essential knowledge in compliance, legal research and analysis, risk management, ethics, and professional standards.

Designed specifically for non-lawyers who need a solid understanding of the laws and legal systems that regulate their industry, the online Master of Legal Studies offers specialized skills and expertise that will set you apart from the crowd in your chosen career field.


From the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University  

Experienced faculty committed to helping students: mentoring, career advancement, and networking.
The Kline School of Law is ranked a top 100 law school by U.S. News & World report.
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Take the first step toward earning your Legal Studies degree or certificate online.

Master of Legal Studies Concentrations and Certificates
You may choose one or two optional concentrations or earn a general Master of Legal Studies degree. Graduate certificates are also available in these areas.

Criminal Law
Prepares you to work within the intricate regulatory environment of today’s criminal justice system, by furnishing you with a solid grounding in criminal law and the rules of criminal procedure.
Cybersecurity and Information Privacy Compliance
Learn how to effectively protect against data exposure and liability, manage data breaches, and comply with data and privacy regulations. For both technical and non-technical professionals.
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.
Health Care Compliance
Provides those who deliver health care services with the tools to ensure that state and federal regulatory requirements, such as HIPPA and the ACA, are being met.
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.
Human Resources Compliance
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.
NCAA Compliance and Sports Law 
Provides the tools to ensure that collegiate athletics programs comply with NCAA requirements, and focuses on topics such as recruitment, investigations, avoiding sanctions, and compliance enforcement.
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Compliance 
Enhances your knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and ethical frameworks surrounding pharmaceutical and medical device research, development, sales, marketing, and related information privacy and compliance issues.
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