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Explore the online MA in Law - Immigration Law program offered by Regent University.

M.A. in Law – Immigration Law

Advise. Lead. Guide.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Immigration Law provides you with a broad overview of the U.S. legal system, teaching you fundamental immigration law concepts and citizen issues vital to individuals, families, and businesses. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an accredited staff member of a Department of Justice (DOJ)-recognized nonprofit agency with this in-demand concentration.

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Enhance Your Credentials without a J.D.

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

Advance Your Knowledge

Understand the process of becoming a U.S. citizen and the major immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications to help ensure your organization complies with the law.

Explore Relevant Issues

Focus on current issues in U.S. immigration law including client interviewing, case management, DOJ nonprofit site recognition, and ethics.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this concentration is offered online with some courses available on campus in Virginia Beach.

On completing the M.A. in Law – Immigration Law degree, you will be able to:

  • Apply your knowledge of immigration law and procedure, and asylum and refugee law.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current issues in U.S. immigration law.
  • Research American law, including cases, and statutes.
  • Analyze the philosophical and theological sources and nature of the American legal system.

Career Opportunities

  • Immigration Paralegal
  • University International Admissions Counselor
  • Immigration Assistant
  • Accredited Representative to present before EOIR & DHS
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Research skills and instruction in legal writing, analysis, and brief writing. Prerequisite: MLAW 552.

Citizenship, acquisition and maintenance of major immigrant and non-immigrant classifications; admission into and exclusion or deportation from the U.S.; and structure and procedures of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Board of Immigration Appeals, Department of State and Department of Labor.

International and U.S. refugee law with an emphasis on asylum law in the United States.

Focus on the foundations and common law doctrines of criminal law and modern statutory provisions.

Admission Requirements – M.A. in Law

2020-2021 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 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, 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.

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.

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.

View estimated Cost of Attendance.

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$550 (per semester)

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Law

$675 per credit hour*

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

View estimated Cost of Attendance.

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$600 (per semester)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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.

“"Regent really prepares students to face the legal field’s constant changes. The professors teach you how to research. Even though I never took business law classes that might be helpful now, I’ve been given the tools to find the answers I need."”

Kristen Jurjevich, J.D., 2010

“"At Regent, it was 'law first' and then we talked about how the law is influenced by the spiritual and moral side—that was a valuable lesson I'll always be thankful to Regent for providing."”

Elizabeth Beavers, J.D., 2012

“I had always prayed about going to a Christian law school. My experience at Regent exceeded my expectations.”

Lina Sophat, LLM, 2011 American Legal Studies

“I spent a summer as a Regent Center for Global Justice intern, working on immigration issues, and contributing to a win for three asylum cases. This confirmed a distinct calling on my life to seek justice and advocate for the oppressed.”

Emily Arthur, J.D., 2015

“Regent definitely prepared me every step of the way, from a summer internship and moot court competitions to working with Singer Legal Group and securing a clerkship. I wouldn’t have had those same opportunities anywhere else.”

Kevin Hoffman, J.D., 2014