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 organizations 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 Regulations2.0Select a minimum of 6.0 semester credits from the following:**6.0LAW 674SHealth Care Fraud and Abuse LAW 724SNonprofit Organizations LAW 783SBioethics LAW 788SLaw of Medical Malpractice LAW 791SRegulating Patient Safety LAW 792SFood and Drug Law PBHL 651Legal Aspects of Public Health (quarter credit course ) Total 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.** Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the Director of the Master of Legal Studies Program.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 Process3.0Select a minimum of 6.0 semester credits from the following:**6.0LAW 726SSports Law LAW 658SLabor Law LSTU 513SSports Agents and Athletes Total 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.**Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the Director of Master of Legal Studies Program. 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 DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation (professional or academic)Personal statement of one to two pages outlining the personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the programAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1142 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. 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 a Master of Legal Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.