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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.

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May 6, 2024

PURSUE A LAW PROGRAM TAILORED TO YOUR SCHEDULE

Regent’s online 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 the Top 5 in the Nation for Interesting Professors (Teaching) by The Princeton Review, 2020. Our M.A. in Law program was ranked among the Top 15 Best Online Law Degree Programs by Intelligent, 2023. Gain an edge in the competition with the Regent Law advantage.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the online M.A. in Law degree, you can:

  • 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.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: 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)$7156$4,290
Master of Laws (LLM)$1,035 (On-Campus)
$725 (Online)
6$6,210
$4,350
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,36011$14,960

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7159$6,435
Master of Laws (LLM)$1,035 (On-Campus)
$725 (Online)
9$9,315
$6,525
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,36015$20,400

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

J.D. Program Fees Per Semester

Student Bar Association$80 (per semester)
Bar Preparation Program Fee$430 (per semester)**
Classroom Response Tech Fee$13 (per semester)

**To be fully vested and eligible to receive the bar preparation review course upon graduation for no additional cost other than postage, a $250 refundable materials deposit, and state sales tax. J.D. students must pay the $430 fee for six semesters.

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance 2024-25
Full-time J.D. (Fall/Spring Combined)

Tuition$40,800
University Fees$1,700
Program Fees$1,046
Loan Fees$326
Books & Supplies$2,000
Food$5,792
Housing*$13,120
Transportation$4,224
Personal$5,056
Total$74,064

*Estimated off-campus housing cost. If living in on-campus housing, the amount may vary.

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Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7156$4,290
Master of Laws (LLM)$6906$4,140
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,29511$14,245

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$7159$6,435
Master of Laws (LLM)$6909$6,210
Juris Doctor (JD)$1,29515$19,425

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

J.D. Program Fees Per Semester

Student Bar Association$80 (per semester)
Bar Preparation Program Fee$430 (per semester)**
Classroom Response Tech Fee$13 (per semester)

**To be fully vested and eligible to receive the bar preparation review course upon graduation for no additional cost other than postage, a $250 refundable materials deposit, and state sales tax. J.D. students must pay the $430 fee for six semesters.

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance 2023-24
Full-time J.D. (Fall/Spring Combined)

Tuition$38,850
University Fees$1,700
Program Fees$1,046
Loan Fees$326
Books & Supplies$2,000
Food$5,792
Housing*$13,120
Transportation$4,224
Personal$5,056
Total$72,114

*Estimated off-campus housing cost. If living in on-campus housing, the amount may vary.

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*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 gave me an understanding of how to think about law and how to think like a lawyer; it also gave me practical classes and training to do good and help people.”

Corrynn Peters, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2003 Founding Partner of Phillips & Peters, PLLC

“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

“Regent has an outstanding record of preparing students for incredible success.”

Timothy J. Downing, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2010 U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma

“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

“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