M.A. in Law – Human Rights & Rule of Law

School of Law

Tuition Among the Lowest in the Nation for a Master’s by an ABA-approved Law School

#5 Best Online & Nontraditional Schools, Military Times, 2018

Top 20 Most Innovative Law School, PreLaw Magazine, 2017

Be Equipped to Advocate for the Oppressed

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Human Rights & Rule of Law, offered completely online (with select on-campus course options), will equip you with the skills you need to seek justice and serve as an advocate for those who are oppressed and vulnerable in the United States and around the world. Taught from a biblical perspective, this online human rights law degree helps you gain a competitive edge and solidify your reputation as a legal expert and trusted professional.

Enhance Your Credentials without a JD

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

Expand Your Experience

If you live in Virginia Beach, participate in some global projects of Regent's Center for Global Justice.

Advance Your Knowledge

Choose from a robust list of courses from human trafficking, immigration, children's rights to religious freedom and civil liberties.

Online Law Degree

8-Week Course Sessions

Scholarships Available


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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the M.A. in Law – Human Rights & Rule of Law degree, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in international criminal law.
  • Apply your knowledge of rule of law principles to strengthen the legal culture in developing nation-states.
  • Apply your knowledge of human rights and violations in cases such as trafficking in persons.
  • Evaluate legal issues through the framework of human rights law.

Career Opportunities

  • International legal advocacy
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Social entrepreneurship

$63,380 Annual mean wage for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators - social advocacy organizations. - Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

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Admission Requirements - M.A. in Law

2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

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.

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 via the online application process or 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 transcripts@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. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email 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.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Law

$650 per credit hour*

  • 30-credit-hour program is $19,500.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Law

$675 per credit hour*

  • 30-credit-hour program is $20,250.

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Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$550 (per semester)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Evaluate legal issues through the framework of the student's concentration.
  • Communicate knowledgeably and effectively with others on legal issues within their concentration.
  • Analyze the philosophical and theological sources and nature of the American legal system.
  • Analyze the Constitution, the structure, power, and limitations of the three branches of the federal government and the power and authority of state and local governments.
  • Analyze the functions, powers, and processes of legislative bodies and administrative agencies.
  • Research American law, including cases, and statutes.

M.A. in Law – Human Rights & Rule of Law