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Pursue an MA in Law – Human Resources Law degree at Regent University.

M.A. in Law – Human Resources Law

Increase Your HR Law Expertise with an Online Law Degree

The Master of Arts in Law – Human Resources Law, offered completely online (with select on-campus course options), will enhance your HR skills through comprehensive coursework. This includes contracts, employment law, strategic human resource management, and negotiations, giving you a better understanding of the laws that affect your career. Taught from a biblical perspective, this online human resources law degree helps to solidify your reputation as a trusted professional.

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Enhance Your Credentials without a J.D.

Earn your M.A. in Law credential in just five semesters with this practical alternative to the on-campus 3-year Juris Doctor degree.

Advance Your Knowledge

Choose from a robust list of courses from training and development to performance management.

Sharpen Your HR Law Skill Set

Complement your degree with courses in employment law, negotiations, family law, and more.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Acquire the knowledge required for professional advancement and improved marketability with this online law degree.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the Master of Arts in Law – Human Resources Law, you will be able to:

  • Analyze trends in human resource management with the aim of driving business results in an organization.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in laws relevant to your field, including contract, employment and healthcare laws and employment discrimination.
  • Research American law, including cases, and statutes.
  • Provide an astute legal perspective to those you lead and serve.

Career Opportunities

  • C-level Leadership
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Corporate Training & Development
$113Thousand
Median annual wage for human resources managers Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Key issues and trends in Strategic Human Resource Management with a focus on planning, strategy formulation, and implementation of initiatives aligned to the business results in an organization.

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 GOV 618 and EHEA 506.

Employment topics other than discrimination (e.g., wages/hours, hiring/termination, OSHA, covenants not-to-compete, etc.). Cross-listed with GOV 617.

Laws pertaining to employment discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and administrative practices before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Special consideration given to religious discrimination. Cross-listed with GOV 616.

Overview of the fundamental legal principles of health care law. Topics covered include an introduction to the field of forensic medicine, medical proof in litigation, advanced medical malpractice topics and the structure and operation of the health care delivery system. Cross-listed with GOV 684 and LAW 743.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

Note: On-campus international applicants must meet a fall semester application deadline of February 15 with an academic acceptance deadline of March 15 or a spring semester application deadline of June 15 with an academic acceptance deadline of July 15.

Admission Requirements – M.A. in Law

Regent Law admits students with academic promise and calling who are serious about the critical roles they will assume upon graduation. If you have decided to earn your master’s degree in law, we make applying to graduate school easy.

Admissions Criteria
The admissions committee seeks applicants who will bring a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to Regent University’s School of Law. The M.A. in Law program seeks highly motivated students and professionals who appreciate the educational benefits and professional development opportunities a graduate legal-based education offers. Each of the following will be evaluated to assess an applicant’s potential for success in the program.

  • Academic achievement (GPA, course rigor, and institution(s) attended)
  • Mission Fit
  • Responses to the questions in the application for admission
  • Skills relevant to the practice of law

Admissions Requirements
Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from an approved college or university prior to beginning their legal studies. The admissions committee does not recommend any single major or undergraduate field of study, but welcomes majors ranging from political science to engineering, and from biblical studies to psychology. LSAT and GRE not required for admission to our program.

Admissions Decisions
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with most applicants being notified within two weeks of the date that the application and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office.


How to Apply to Graduate School – M.A. in Law Application Process

1. Complete Your Online Application
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Email your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: LAW Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Submit Your Professional Resume (Optional)
Your professional resume or curriculum vitae should include:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets, and results
  • School, community, and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Email your resume to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: LAW Master’s Application Pieces.

5. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

6. Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

7. International Applicants
Visit the International Students Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


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

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6756$4,05030$20,250
Master of Laws (LLM)$6506$3,90030$19,500
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20011$13,20090$108,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6759$6,07530$20,250
Master of Laws (LLM)$6509$5,85030$19,500
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20015$18,00090$108,000

Total Cost of Attendance 2019-20
Full-time JD (Fall/Spring Combined)

Resident & Non-Resident
Books & Supplies$2,000
Board$5,400
University Fees$1,500
Program Fees$1,020
Loan Fees$440
Personal$5,040
Room$8,100
Transportation$3,600
Tuition$36,000
Total$64,040

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6756$4,05030$20,250
Master of Laws (LLM)$6506$3,90030$19,500
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20011$13,20090$108,000

Full TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$6759$6,07530$20,250
Master of Laws (LLM)$6509$5,85030$19,500
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20015$18,00090$108,000

Total Cost of Attendance 2019-20
Full-time JD (Fall/Spring Combined)

Resident & Non-Resident
Books & Supplies$2,000
Board$5,400
University Fees$1,400
Program Fees$860
Loan Fees$440
Personal$5,040
Room$8,100
Transportation$3,600
Tuition$37,200
Total$64,040

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the M.A. in Law program, each student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an appropriate level of legal knowledge within the student’s concentration;
  2. Apply legal knowledge in practical settings;
  3. Write knowledgeably and effectively on legal issues;
  4. Explain the relevance of Christian principles to law.

“At Regent, I became interested in issues of social justice. A big part of my calling is really around leveraging the market to do good. I believe if God is leading students here, He will open the door to a meaningful role where they are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Kyle Westaway, J.D., 2006 Lecturer, Harvard Law; Managing Partner, Westaway Brooklyn, New York

“I learned all I could at Regent, because I knew He would eventually draw it all back out of me to use for someone else’s good.”

Sharla Mylar, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2017 Assistant Attorney General, Alaska Department of Law

“I was incredibly blessed to learn from committed men and women who were so knowledgeable about their field. They were also just as passionate and committed to their faith and investing in their students.”

Rebekah Woods, Doctor of Organizational Leadership, J.D., 2004, 1994

“I make it my personal mission to show the legal world that Regent offers a top-notch legal education and produces lawyers who are highly skilled in their profession and have integrity in their conduct. My goal is to inspire every attorney, judge and client I meet to seek out Regent alumni when they are looking to hire a lawyer.”

Andrew Kartchner, J.D., 2013

“"I'm honored to be where I am right now. The Museum of the Bible and Regent are a big part of that."”

Joshua Charles, J.D., 2017 Bestselling Author, Historian, Researcher, & Speaker