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MA in Law - Immigration Law

Regent University's Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Immigration Law is designed to offer professionals a broad understanding of the legal issues involved with immigration. Find out more about this online graduate program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Immigration Law

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying for the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Immigration Law program at Regent may already have some background in law plus well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills. Every applicant to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Immigration Law was developed to offer students a broad overview of the legalities involved with citizenship, asylum, and immigration. The curriculum here explores themes like refugee law, immigration procedures, and ethical issues related to immigration. Students will have the chance to break down cases, research American law, and dive into immigration statutes. The core courses also allow students to study the role of lawyers in the American criminal justice system, legal research and analysis, and brief writing. All of the coursework is filtered through the lens of the Christian worldview.

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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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Immigration Law:

The Master of Arts in Law program requires 30 credit hours, which include 12 credits of core courses and 18 credits of concentration courses. The unique curriculum structure means students could complete this master's program in just five semesters. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

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

Immigration Law Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Special Topics: Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law & Procedure
  • Asylum & Refugee Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Complete 3 credit hours from any other M.A. in Law courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Completing this M.A. in Law - Immigration Law program at Regent might give students the basis in law to continue studying at the doctoral level. Some might choose to pursue a law degree, while others could find programs that deal with issues in immigration or other areas of law that could prepare them for teaching or research positions.

Here are some degrees that graduates might consider:

  • Ph.D. in Law
  • Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy
  • Juris Doctor

Career Paths:

Students who complete the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Immigration Law program might have gained practical legal skills and a deeper understanding of issues in immigration. With this knowledge, they may be able to find employment in the government or nonprofit agencies. Graduates might consider some of these career options:

  • Immigration paralegal
  • Immigration assistant
  • University international admissions counselor
  • Accredited representative to present before EOIR & DHS

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