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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.

Online
30+
January 10, 2022

PURSUE A LAW PROGRAM TAILORED TO YOUR SCHEDULE

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.

IMPROVE YOUR MARKETABILITY

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.

EXPAND YOUR LEGAL EXPERTISE

Acquire advanced knowledge and practical skills beyond paralegal studies.

GAIN THE REGENT LAW ADVANTAGE

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
15%
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

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

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)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Total Cost of Attendance 2021-22
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

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 2020-21
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

*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.

“It’s tough being a student when you’re older but [Regent] had so much flexibility and understanding that enabled me to pursue my degree.”

Ed Lee, M.A., 2017 Practical Theology

“The Robertson School of Government was the perfect fit in obtaining a master's degree while serving active-duty. The online program gave me the flexibility I needed. This track of study will truly prepare and position you at the forefront of a rapidly expanding skillset within the federal government.”

Jonathan Tillman, M.A., 2010

“One of the biggest skills I learned through my studies at Regent was confidence. I learned that I am worthy, and I can go forward in my career and affect more students than just those in my own classroom.”

Kathy Galford, Ed.D., 2018 School Principal, Chesapeake Public Schools

“Regent professors caused me to learn to think critically in a way I had never done. [They] forced me to think well, and at the root of writing well is thinking well.”

Charles Martin, Ph.D., 2000 New York Times Best-Selling Author

“My experience at Regent, as a student and an employee, has been phenomenal!”

Lisa Olson, M.A. in Public Relations, 1999 Career Services & Quality Manager, Robertson School of Government; Founder of Manyata Ministries; Motivational Speaker