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Higher Education Compliance Degree

Delaware Law’s degrees in higher education compliance seek to assist professionals in colleges and universities with obtaining knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies needed for an effective compliance and ethics program.



 


Compliance requirements with federal and state laws and regulations in higher education are complex and broad. Knowledge of higher education compliance is crucial to all university and college members whose role is to ensure compliance in their select areas.  Delaware Law offers compliance education for both lawyers and professionals who do not hold a law degree.  

Enhance your career by advancing in, or entering, the exciting career of a compliance and ethics professional. Create opportunities that will increase your value to employers. Enjoy the convenience of earning your degree on your terms and on your own schedule with our online programs.

Program Highlights
  • Locate, analyze, and apply the regulations and laws impacting higher education.
  • Improve writing skills with a legal analysis and writing course.
  • Specialized courses cover issues such as: network security, campus security, risk assessment, HIPAA, internal auditing, training, ADA, ethics essentials, FERPA, enforcement, Title IX, and privacy.
  • Gain skills needed to interact with academic leaders and establish compliance in a bureaucracy.
  • Through practical skills assessments, students will apply the regulations to creating policies and ultimately developing a compliance program.
  • Courses are taught online by leading professionals in the field and offer in-depth practical skills training.

HIGHER EDUCATION COMPLIANCE DEGREE OPTIONS

Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in Higher Education Compliance

The master of jurisprudence (M.J.) degree is designed for students who hold at least a bachelor’s degree. No prior legal knowledge is needed, as students will be introduced to the U.S. legal system, including the sources of our U.S. laws, finding and analyzing statutory laws and regulations through legal research methods, reading case law from the courts, and writing with an eye towards critical thinking and analysis. The M.J. degree curriculum then takes students through the laws and regulations impacting colleges and universities, while working through the elements of an effective compliance and ethics program.

To earn the M.J. in Higher Education Compliance, students are required to complete 29 credit hours of coursework. The degree is intended to be completed on a part-time basis within two years. However, students may work at their own pace and complete their degree full time in as little as one year, or take as long as five years.

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Compliance

Delaware Law’s graduate certificate in higher education compliance is designed for students who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and may already have some knowledge of the U.S. legal system. The certificate courses focus specifically on the laws and regulations impacting colleges and universities, while working through the elements of an effective compliance and ethics program.

The Higher Education Compliance Graduate Certificate requires the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework, and can be completed in two academic semester.

Learn more about our graduate certificates.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Higher Education Compliance

For students who hold a U.S. law degree or foreign-trained lawyers who hold a degree from a qualifying non-U.S. law school, Delaware Law offers the master of laws (LL.M.) in higher education compliance. This unique LL.M. program offers attorneys the opportunity to expand their current legal knowledge and skills with a specialized focus on the laws and regulations that impact colleges and universities, while working through the elements of an effective compliance and ethics program.

To earn the LL.M. in Higher Education Compliance, students must complete 24 credit hours of coursework within four years. Foreign-trained lawyers are required to take Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing. Learn more about our online LL.M. programs.

M.J. or Certificate Admissions

LL.M. Admissions

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For more information, or to request a copy of the curriculum or course offerings, please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

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