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A graduate at the library: Pursue your M.A. in Law degree online at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

M.A. in Law

Add Law Credentials to Your Portfolio

Regent’s online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law program is designed to expand the skills of professionals whose work may benefit from legal knowledge without requiring a Juris Doctor. Taught from a Christian perspective, it will equip you to operate effectively within a government, corporate, nonprofit, or legal environment, and provide an astute legal perspective to those you lead and serve.

August 23, 2021


Offered online with select on-campus course options available, Regent’s M.A. in Law gives you the flexibility to pursue your law degree where you are. With no LSAT requirements, it is designed to equip you with legal expertise in your field of interest. Pursued full-time, this law program can be completed in as little as one year.


Gain an increased understanding of legal matters, regulations, and compliance issues in your career field. Choose from multiple M.A. in Law concentrations that range from cybersecurity to healthcare.


Acquire advanced knowledge and practical skills beyond paralegal studies.


Regent Law was ranked among Top 5 in the Nation for Interesting Professors (Teaching) and Top 35 in the Nation for Academic Experience by The Princeton Review, 2020. Our M.A. in Law program was ranked among the Top 15 Best Online Law Degree Programs by Intelligent, 2020. Gain an edge in the competition with the Regent Law advantage.

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

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

  • Communicate knowledgeably and effectively with others on legal issues.
  • Evaluate legal issues related to topics ranging from insurance to cybersecurity.
  • Research American law, including cases and statutes.
  • Provide an astute legal perspective to those you lead and serve.

Career Opportunities

  • Litigation support
  • Legal advocacy
  • Wealth management advising
  • Corporate administration
  • Human resources & HR administration
  • C-level leadership
Projected growth in employment of personal financial advisors (2016-26) Bureau of Labor Statistics

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Advanced Paralegal Studies program will develop your legal knowledge and critical thinking, equipping you to competently assist attorneys in all aspects of a case.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program will prepare you to competently mediate business deals and resolve conflict in virtually any professional setting.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Business program will equip you with the business law training required to help your organization navigate legal regulations, compliance, and more.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Criminal Justice will equip you to help individuals and your organization navigate critical legal issues that can have a major life impact.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Cybersecurity Law is a highly marketable law concentration that will prepare you to manage cases related to the complexities of cybercrimes against the government, businesses, property, groups and individuals.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – General Legal Studies gives you the freedom to customize a program that will expand your legal knowledge and increase your marketability.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Healthcare Law is a specialized concentration that equips you with a solid understanding of how governing law and corporate compliance affect the healthcare industry.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Human Resources Law will enhance your HR law knowledge through comprehensive coursework that includes contracts, employment law, strategic human resource management, and negotiations.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Human Rights & Rule of Law 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.

Regent’s 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.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – International Business Transactions program provides you with a broad overview of the U.S. legal system with a specific focus on conducting business internationally.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – National Security program explores the intersection of law and national security through coursework in intelligence, terrorism and homeland defense, and criminal law and procedure.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Nonprofit Organization Law program will grow your knowledge of the legalities surrounding nonprofit/tax exempt organizations, the management of nonprofit and faith-based organizations, negotiations, contracts, and other foundational legal coursework.

Regent’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law – Regulatory Compliance program allows you to focus your program on social, market sector, or health, safety and environmental regulation to affect positive change.

(1) The philosophical and theological sources and nature of American law and justice; (2) the role of lawyers in the American justice system; and (3) jurisprudential thinking about what lawyers do, including select substantive legal issues.

American legal system and the skills necessary to succeed in that system, including reading cases and statutes, analyzing legal issues, and researching selected topics of American law.

The functions, powers, and processes of both legislative bodies and administrative agencies. Includes issues of representative theory, legislative organization and procedure, and interaction of the legislature with other branches of government plus the constitutional limitations and roles of administrative agencies.

Examines the history of the Constitution, the structure, power and limitations of each of the 3 branches of the federal government, the power and rights of the states, and the authority of local governments (counties and cities). Cross-listed with GOV 619.

2021-22 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 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

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 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 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 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.


DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6756$4,050
Master of Laws (LLM)$6506$3,900
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20011$13,200

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6759$6,075
Master of Laws (LLM)$6509$5,850
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20015$18,000

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

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

Resident & Non-Resident
Books & Supplies$2,000
University Fees$1,500
Program Fees$1,020
Loan Fees$440

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6756$4,050
Master of Laws (LLM)$6506$3,900
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20011$13,200

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$6759$6,075
Master of Laws (LLM)$6509$5,850
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,20015$18,000

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

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

Resident & Non-Resident
Books & Supplies$2,000
University Fees$1,400
Program Fees$860
Loan Fees$440

*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, 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

“There were plenty of other law schools. But I told my family, ‘If I don’t go to Regent, I’m not going to law school at all.’”

Jim Mischel Jr., J.D., 1996 CEO, Electric Mirror; CEO Safeology

“As part of its overt and clear commitment to raise up Christian leaders to change the world, Regent provides an environment that encourages its students to abide in Christ; but it will also take your active commitment to abide in Christ for your legal calling to truly be fulfilled in your life.”

Bobby Maddox, J.D., 2001

“Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.”

Hunter Davis, MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010 Co-Owner, Duck Donuts; Director, The American Environment Foundation

“Without funding for a law degree, I was ready to give up on my dream. Then, Regent contacted me about their honors program and a full-ride scholarship. I said, 'All right, God; I guess this is your answer. I’m going.'”

Joe Addink, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2019 Associate District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office