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MA in Law - Human Resources Law

Students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of human resources and employment laws and regulations might consider the Master of Arts in Law - Human Resources Law program from Regent University. Read on for more information about this online graduate program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law - Human Resources Law

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students for this master's degree program might already have a career in human resources or a related field, or they could just be interested in learning more about employment law. Additionally, they might be looking for an alternative to a Juris Doctor (JD) program. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent; additional requirements may apply to some programs.

Program Description:

Regent University offers a Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Human Resources Law that is geared towards professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge of laws and regulations that are relevant to employment and business. Students will have the opportunity to research and analyze a range of subjects in the field, with coursework covering employment law and discrimination, health care, contracts, negotiations, management and more. Also, the program's core courses are intended to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and constitutional law. Courses are taught from a Christian perspective, allowing students to synthesize their coursework with the teachings of the Bible.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Coursework for a Master of Arts in Law - Human Resources Law

Students must complete 30 credit hours to graduate with this master's degree. 12 of these credit hours (four courses) are required core courses for the MA in Law, with an additional 18 credit hours (six courses) for concentration courses. This program also requires completion of a university foundations course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

  • American Legal Thought
  • American Legal System & Writing
  • Legislation & Regulation
  • Constitutional Law & Policy I

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Contract Law
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Health Care Law
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • 3 credit hours from any other M.A. in Law concentration course

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Upon graduating with a Master of Arts in Law degree with a concentration in Human Resources Law, interested students might wish to continue their studies by pursuing a degree at the doctoral level. Advanced study could allow a student to discover a specialization within HR law, or even allow them to sit for the bar exam and become a practicing lawyer.

Some potential degree options include:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Ph.D. in Human Resources
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, concentration in Human Resources
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), concentration in Human Resources

Career Paths:

This degree program is designed to provide graduates with a working knowledge of important employee laws and regulations that must be followed by businesses in the United States. Successful graduates might be ready to seek a more advanced HR-related position at a business or organization, where they may provide sound legal advice and analysis to the benefit of the company.

Graduates may wish to consider roles in:

  • Human resources administration
  • Corporate training and development
  • C-level leadership

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