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The online Juris Master is a 30-credit-hour master's in law that can be completed on a part-time basis. Students in the program gain a strong foundation in regulatory compliance and legal risk management. Based on your specific career needs and goals, you can choose one of three concentrations:

  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Legal Risk Management and HR Compliance You will also acquire essential legal skills, such as how to read and interpret statutes, regulations and case law, how to conduct legal research, and how to communicate your findings to executives, board members and others within your organization.

The curriculum is designed for professionals who regularly work with statutes and regulations. Students begin their studies by taking foundational courses in Contracts, Torts, Legislation and Regulation, Legal Studies and Research, and Regulatory Compliance. Beyond those requirements, students may personalize their curriculum within their chosen concentration. Each concentration has a menu of advanced course offerings to afford students a multi-faceted understanding of the laws impacting those areas.

Time or Location Requirements

Fully asynchronous and online.

Time to Completion

Approximately 5 semesters on a part-time basis

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • CON4311 Contracts (2)
    An introduction to the formation, performance, and breach of contracts. The course will also introduce students to contract interpretation, damages, conditions, rights of third parties, and assignments. Introduction to Legal Studies and Research (2 credits) Introduction to Legal Studies and Research introduces students to the American legal system, the study of law, and effective legal research techniques. This course provides students with practical, hands-on experience with legal resources and research tools. This course emphasizes building the practical research skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment.
  • LEG4033 Legislation and Regulation (2)
    Obligations imposed by government on businesses are numerous, substantial, and increasing. These obligations emanate mainly from statutes enacted by legislatures and regulations promulgated by administrative agencies. This course explores how statutes and regulations come into existence, when they may be invalid, how courts interpret them, and what steps businesses take in responding to statutory and regulatory initiatives. Business and law have become so intertwined and inseparable that statutes and regulations are not just for lawyers anymore. To perform their responsibilities competently, effectively, and ethically, numerous non-lawyers ? including middle-level and top-level executives ? must acquire the knowledge and skills needed to navigate regulatory-intensive environments. This course is the foundation for acquiring these competencies.
  • REC4021 Regulatory Compliance (2)
    An introduction to basic statutes, regulation, and administrative practices relevant to regulatory compliance by business entities, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations and practitioners. The course will also introduce students to basic concepts of risk management. Students will learn how to: identify applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards necessary to develop an effective compliance management program; construct and implement effective compliance policies and procedures; develop appropriate audit procedures in order to analyze the effectiveness of current policies and procedures; and organize and lead the organization?s response to a regulatory audit or investigation.
  • TOR4311 Torts (2)
    The course covers the law of torts, or civil wrongs outside contract law. For example, lawsuits for fraud, car accidents, product injuries, and negligent management of employees are all tort suits. The course covers the foundations of the ?negligence? cause of action, including such topics as duty, breach, causation, and damages. It also covers principles of vicarious liability (that is, when an organization or employer is responsible for the actions of its employees), economic harms, and statutory negligence. The principles and techniques you will learn in this course underlie many other legal subjects that you will later encounter.

Total Credit Hours


Program Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or will have earned a bachelor's degree prior to the commencement of classes in order to be eligible for consideration.


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