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Master
of Science in
Compliance Law

In addition to the Master of Science in Legal Studies and Master of Science in Taxation programs, National Juris University offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Compliance Law. This program is designed for people who need the skills necessary to effectively comply with complex federal and/or state regulations. The degree program focuses on the most common areas of government regulation that are relevant to businesses and provides the knowledge and skills to promote compliance in businesses, nongovernment organizations and governmental agencies.

CCB

The Master of Science in Compliance Law (Employment Law Track) program is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®. Since 1999, the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has developed criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas, and recognizes individuals meeting these criteria through its compliance certification programs. Graduates of the accredited NPC program will be eligible to sit for any of the basic compliance exams administered by the CCB.

NJU offers a choice of two specialties within the Master of Science in Compliance Law degree program:

Employment Law

The Employment Law track focuses on human resources compliance including regulations affecting hiring, firing, employee benefits and more.

Corporate Regulation

The Corporate Regulation track focuses on compliance with securities and banking rules.

After successful completion of either track, NJU graduates will be prepared for careers in the field of regulatory compliance, such as:

  • Corporate compliance officer
  • Manager of regulatory compliance
  • Banking compliance officer
  • Director of Compliance for human resources
  • Human resources manager

The Master of Science in Compliance Law degree will also assist business owners and managers by providing familiarity with government regulations relevant to issues that impact the daily functioning of every business. The program covers such additional topics as privacy, contracts and white-collar criminal law. A master’s degree in compliance law can give you an edge in a competitive job market by providing a legal education without the need to invest the time and expense for a law degree.

The minimum amount of time required to complete the Master of Science in Compliance Law program varies with student course load, as illustrated below.

Time required to complete the Master of Science in Compliance Law program

  • For students taking 3 courses at a time: 12 months
  • For students taking 2 courses at a time: 18 months
  • For students taking 1 courses at a time: 36 months


To gain admission to any NJU graduate program, the student must have graduated from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or foreign equivalent. In addition, the student must have achieved an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Students with an undergraduate grade point average below 3.0 may be considered for admission if they can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the dean, that they are likely to succeed at NJU. Students may demonstrate an ability to succeed with work experience, graduate-level education, achievement of a superior score on a recognized graduate school admissions test, or other outstanding achievements. In all determinations under this paragraph, the decision of the dean is final.

To earn a Master of Science in Compliance Law, a student must earn a total of 36 credits, as follows:

Track 1: Corporate Regulation

Program prerequisite: In addition to having a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, all incoming students must have completed at least one advanced writing (example: English Compsition II) or legal writing course (graduate or undergraduate level) prior to taking his or her first "LGL" course at NJU.

5 Core Legal courses (3 credits each) for a total of 15 credits:

Core Legal Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
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3 Core Specialty Corporate Regulation Compliance courses (3 credits each) for a total of 9 credits:

Core Specialty Corporate Regulation Compliance Courses

** These courses have required prerequisites.
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Choose 4 electives (3 credits each) from any of the Specialty Legal and Tax courses offered by NJU, for a total of 12 credits.

Track 2: Employment Law

Program prerequisite: In addition to having a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, all incoming students must have completed at least one advanced writing (example: English Compsition II) or legal writing course (graduate or undergraduate level) prior to taking his or her first "LGL" course at NJU.

5 Core Legal courses (3 credits each) for a total of 15 credits:

Core Legal Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
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3 Core Specialty Human Resources courses (3 credits each) for a total of 9 credits::

Core Specialty Human Resources Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
Click the course name for more information.

Choose 4 electives (3 credits each) from any of the Specialty Legal and Tax courses offered by NJU, for a total of 12 credits.

Students are required to complete a culminating project prior to graduation.


(*) Note: Students taking either the employment law or corporate regulation track may take courses offered in the other track as elective courses, in addition to those listed above.


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Compliance Law degree program, Employment Law track, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced professional legal communication skills including appropriate forms of written communication in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Employ advanced professional legal research skills in both applied and theoretical contexts.
  • Perform advanced legal-research and analysis in compliance with applicable rules of professional conduct.
  • Develop professional documentation commonly required to demonstrate compliance with applicable government regulations.
  • Apply advanced legal principles and concepts to analyze and address complex real-world challenges, both practical and theoretical.
  • Demonstrate advanced professional analysis, reflection, and critical thinking skills to analyze and solve complex societal, corporate, and compliance-related challenges.
  • Perform human resources-related tasks typically required in order to ensure organizational compliance with applicable Federal and state law.
  • Plan the development, implementation, and management of standard corporate compliance programs.
  • Differentiate between legal and illegal corporate activity.
  • Assess corporate activity for compliance with all applicable law, including accounting standards, employment regulations, and privacy protections.
  • Explain the purpose of applicable codes of ethics, compliance, and legal responsibility as they relate to complex societal, political, and economic issues.
  • Design training and education programs focused on corporate ethics and compliance-related responsibilities.


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Compliance Law degree program, Corporate Regulation track, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced professional legal communication skills including appropriate forms of written communication in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Employ advanced professional legal research skills in both applied and theoretical contexts.
  • Perform advanced legal-research and analysis in compliance with applicable rules of professional conduct.
  • Develop professional documentation commonly required to demonstrate compliance with applicable government regulations.
  • Apply advanced legal principles and concepts to analyze and address complex real-world challenges, both practical and theoretical.
  • Perform tasks typically required in order to ensure organizational compliance with applicable Federal and state law.
  • Plan the development, implementation, and management of standard corporate compliance programs.
  • Differentiate between legal and illegal corporate activity.
  • Assess corporate activity for compliance with all applicable law, including administrative agency requirements; banking, securities, and accounting standards; and privacy protections.
  • Explain the purpose of applicable codes of ethics, compliance, and legal responsibility as they relate to complex societal, political, and economic issues.
  • Design training and education programs focused on corporate ethics and compliance-related responsibilities.

The MSCL program does not qualify students to sit for any U.S. State bar examination.