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Explore Delaware Law’s Online Non-JD Graduate Programs

Delaware Law School at Widener University offers online Master of Jurisprudence degree programs for non-lawyers to meet the challenge of organizations facing complex legal regulations. By understanding legal and regulatory frameworks, professionals from any industry will gain a solid foundation for career advancement in risk management, business law, and legal compliance.

Our faculty consists of attorneys and other experienced professionals, meaning our students receive first-hand insight into real-world issues, from both a practical and legal perspective. Instructional opportunities extend beyond the classroom, as many faculty continue mentoring students when they enter the workforce. Learn more about our compliance degree programs, and start your Delaware Law application.

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What is a Non-JD Program?

Delaware Law’s Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies Office offers specialized master of jurisprudence, master of laws, and legal certificate programs entirely online. These non-JD graduate degrees and certificates are designed for non-lawyer professionals seeking to enhance their current skills or enter a new legal-related field.

Offered through Delaware Law’s Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies Office, our non-JD graduate degrees and certificates are designed for non-lawyer professionals seeking to enhance their current skills or enter a new legal-related field.

Our Master of Jurisprudence students hold a wide range of professional titles, including:

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  • Healthcare providers
  • Senior-living and other assisted-living administrators
  • Human resources personnel
  • Paralegals
  • Contract analysts
  • Risk managers
  • Government employees
  • Corporate managers
  • Auditors
  • Insurance agents
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Compliance professionals
  • Financial crime investigators
  • Fraud examiners

Understanding business law, compliance, and enterprise management is a crucial skill for all types of professionals. The diversity of our students' backgrounds and experiences combined with our programs being offered online greatly enhances the learning environment and creates an excellent opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from all over the country.

Online Master of Jurisprudence Programs

At Delaware Law, the master of jurisprudence (MJ) degree can be completed completely online in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. These Master of Jurisprudence programs feature opportunities for focused studies in business law including regulatory compliance, business administration, and cyber security.

For applicants with prior legal experience seeking a shorter program, we offer a graduate-level Corporate law certificate in regulatory analysis & compliance, which can be completed in less than one year.

Online Compliance Courses

If you want to explore new career possibilities in compliance or enhance current skills without committing to a structured program, we offer online enrichment courses in compliance, ethics, risk management, and financial fraud.

These compliance courses are delivered through leading-edge technology accessible 24/7, designed to support the lives of busy professionals.

Students also have the opportunity to meet with faculty one-to-one and receive access to Delaware Law School’s online library databases. This high-quality professional development will equip you for career advancement or a future master’s degree centered on compliance.

For non-matriculated students who earn a B or better in these courses, credit can later be transferred to one of our Master of Jurisprudence programs or certificates.

Online Master of Laws Programs

Delaware Law also offers an online Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Corporate Law Regulatory Analysis & Compliance for students who have already earned their juris doctor (JD) or bachelor of law (LLB) and wish to specialize in business law. Foreign-trained attorneys can complete this online legal degree with additional coursework in an introduction to the U.S. legal system.

Award-Winning Delaware Law School

Delaware Law School received the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics International Compliance Award for exceptional work in developing education programs that further the compliance and ethics profession.

Our online master of jurisprudence in corporate and business law has been ranked top 4 in the nation for the best online master's in business law programs by also labeled the MJ program “Most Affordable,” demonstrating our commitment to providing a financially accessible compliance degree.

CCB Accredited Compliance Degrees

Delaware Law has the distinction of being accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) because our compliance-related degrees meet the required standards for compliance education. The CCB offers several certifications, and Delaware Law can help you achieve this professional compliance certification.

As an added value to our degree programs, students who complete CCB-accredited compliance coursework are exempt from the 1,500 hours of work experience in a compliance-related field normally required to be eligible for a CCB exam. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for eligibility, and other requirements may apply. For more information, visit the Corporate Compliance CCB Exams website.

Anti-Fraud Education Partnership

Delaware Law School has partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to offer graduate-level training and education in their 3-credit anti-fraud course, Fraud Examination.

Students are introduced to the practical methods of fraud examination, such as performing internal investigations, identifying internal fraud, detecting financial statement fraud, examining the workings of a “fraudster’s” mind, determining asset misappropriation, viewing the inside of a fraud trial, and locating hidden assets during the punishment phase.

 Students enrolled in at least six credits in our MJ or certificate program are eligible for a reduced student membership rate and other discounts with the ACFE.

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Apply to Delaware Law School’s Non-JD Programs

Widener University Delaware Law School offers a variety of online compliance degree and certificate programs to advance graduates’ careers in compliance and business law. These master of jurisprudence programs and certificates are specifically designed for non-lawyers to expand their knowledge of legal compliance.

Request information to learn more about our online non-JD programs at Delaware Law, or start your application.

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