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MA in Law - National Security

Professionals in government or private security who are interested in advancing their knowledge of law and national security may want to take a look at Regent University's Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in National Security. Get more details on this online Master of Arts program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in National Security

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

To be a good fit for the M.A. in Law - National Security program, students might already be working in the government, public administration, or related fields. In addition, they should be highly motivated and interested in learning more about the practice of law. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in National Security program is designed to boost the marketability of professionals working in government and public administration roles. Regent University built the curriculum in this program to delve into subjects like criminal law, counterterrorism, and public policy. Students might also take coursework that covers legislation, cyber security, and international law. The core coursework of the M.A. in Law program covers topics in the role of lawyers in the American justice system, legal research, and the roles and limitations of various legislative bodies and administrative agencies.

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 National Security:

Students may from this program after completing 30 credit hours of coursework. 12 of these credit hours are in the core courses, while 18 are in the National Security concentration. 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)

  • National Security Law
  • International Law
  • Cyber Security Law
  • Intelligence & National Security
  • Terrorism and Homeland Defense
  • Complete 3 credit hours from any other M.A. in Law concentration courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have completed their M.A. in Law - National Security degree, graduates may choose to continue their education in order to advance both their knowledge and their career. Professional and doctoral-level programs might allow them to add an additional area of specialization, such as homeland security or public administration, or complete the requirements needed to become a licensed lawyer.

Here are a few programs that they might consider:

  • Ph.D. in Public Administration with Homeland Security Specialization
  • Doctoral of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
  • Doctor of Management - Homeland Security
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Juris Doctor

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's M.A. in Law - National Security might have the necessary skills to look for advanced positions in the government. They might seek roles where they assist other criminal justice professionals with their knowledge of national security, cybersecurity and international laws. Private security firms may also be an option.

Graduates might consider one of these areas for employment:

  • Government & military sectors
  • National & international security
  • Forensics

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