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Distinguished Professor John Ashcroft with students: Explore the Certificate in the Law and Higher Education offered by Regent University.

Certificate in the Law & Higher Education

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The Law & Higher Education Certificate is an online program designed for higher education administrators who desire to learn more about important legal considerations. You can inform your professional practice as you study constitutional and contract law as you create a foundation upon which to understand higher education law, whether for public or private institutions.

  • Complete nine credit hours in as little as 16 weeks.
  • Master topics including contracts, constitutional law & policy, and the law & governance of higher education.
  • Students may begin in spring, summer or fall semesters.

This certificate may help advance your career in teaching and administration by equipping you as an expert in your field.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

Provides historical and contemporary legal issues that have and will continue to shape colleges and universities today. Discusses legal issues regarding the college and trustees, administrators and staff. Investigates the legal basis of higher education in the United States to include constitutional provisions and federal statutes that influence higher education policy. Prepares emergent administrators for preventative law measures in an increasing litigious environment. Cross-listed with GOV 628 and EHEA 803.
Common law of contracts, and the principles controlling the formation, performance and termination of contracts (offer, acceptance, consideration, conditions, material breach, damages, third party beneficiaries, assignment, statute of frauds and statutory variances from the common law). Cross-listed with MLAW 521 and GOV 618.
Considers the Bill of Rights (including the delicate relationship between church & state, freedom of speech and freedom of worship), the rights of liberty, equal protection and due process arising from the 14th Amendment, and the subsequent rise and effects of judicial policy-making (including the “right to privacy,” the “right to intimate sexual choice,” and the “right to die”). Cross-listed with GOV 620 and MLAW 620.
In this exploding age of information, it is the objective of the library faculty to prepare graduates to be on the cutting edge of information technology. Information literacy is the ability to effectively access information for problem solving and decision-making; thus, the knowledge and abilities you glean from this course will open doors to lifelong learning. It is imperative for graduate study research. Since the information learned in this course is a vital foundation for all other coursework, its completion is required within the first semester of study. The course takes approximately ten hours to complete.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Application Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Certificate
Certificate in the Law & Higher Education$2509$2,250
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Autism$25012$3,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Career Switcher$25024$6,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Christian Education$2509$2,250
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership$25012$3,000
Certificate of Graduate Studies in eLearning Design$25010$2,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education for Teachers$25012-14$3,000-$3,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)$25010$2,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – Adult Education-Collegiate$25015-18$3,750-$4,500
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL – K-12$25015$3,750
Post-Master's Certificate in Advancing Leadership (CAL)$2509$2,250

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
Library Orientation$50 (one-time)

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*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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“I was equipped with the critical thinking skills I needed to strategically implement and assess fresh and creative ways to approach instruction and learning. I received consistent encouragement from my professors and cohort to push beyond my personal best in research and daily practice.”

Alicia Langley, M.Ed., 2012 TESOL