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Businesses today face greater pressure than ever before in complying with a growing host of complex legislative and administrative regulations. To meet this challenge, Delaware Law offers online graduate programs for non-lawyers eager for a career in a legal environment. Our non-JD graduate degrees are offered entirely online and do not require an on-campus immersion component. By understanding issues within the legal and regulatory framework, we offer professionals from any industry a solid foundation for career advancement.

Offered through Delaware Law’s non-JD Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies Office, our graduate degrees and certificates are designed for non-lawyer professionals seeking to enhance their current skills or enter into a new legal-related career. Our faculty consist of attorneys and other experienced professionals, so our students receive insight into real world experiences, from both a practical, and a legal, perspective. Many instructional opportunities extend beyond the classroom, as faculty become mentors for students when they enter the workforce.

Our students include: 
  • Healthcare providers
  • Senior-living and other healthcare administrators
  • Human resources personnel
  • Paralegals
  • Contract analysts
  • Risk managers
  • Political science majors
  • Government employees
  • Corporate managers
  • Auditors
  • Insurance agents
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Compliance professionals
  • Financial crime investigators
  • Certified financial crimes specialists
  • Anti-money laundering specialists
  • Fraud examiners
  • Personnel of financial institutions

The diversity of our student backgrounds and experiences, combined with our programs being offered online, not only greatly enhances the learning environment, but is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from all over the country.

ONLINE Master of Jurisprudence Degrees and Certificates

The MJ degree can be completed in one year (full time) or two years (part time) and provides specialized concentrations for focused studies:

For interested applicants with some prior legal experience seeking a shorter program, we offer graduate-level certificates which can be completed in as little as two academic semesters (fall and spring):

Award-Winning and Recognized

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

The master of jurisprudence program in health law has been ranked fourth on the national list of Top 20 Online Health Policy Master’s Degree Programs 2017-2018 published by TopMastersInHealthCare.com. Programs were ranked based on application of knowledge, focus on law and policy, and program flexibility. The publication said Widener’s program stood apart from others because of its unique concentrations in regulatory analysis and compliance.

The master of jurisprudence in corporate and business law has been ranked fifth among nearly 300 programs at 135 universities and colleges by Intelligent.com among the best for online business law master’s degrees programs.  The program was also labeled “Most Affordable.”

The master of jurisprudence in corporate and business law/master of business administration dual degree has been ranked fourth on a list of best online master’s in business law programs. OnlineMasters.com called the online Master of Business Administration/Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law the “Most Cutting-Edge Law Program,” and noted it provides students training in real-world skills for the job market.

ONLINE Master of Laws (LLM) Degrees

Delaware Law also offers online LLM degrees in corporate law, health law, compliance, and global financial and cyber crimes for US and foreign-trained attorneys. Learn more.

Enrichment Courses

If you want to explore new career possibilities or enhance current skills without committing to a structured program, our compliance programs at Delaware Law offer a variety of online enrichment courses to enhance professional development with exciting courses in compliance, ethics, cybersecurity, risk management, and financial fraud.

Flexible Scheduling
  • Leading-edge technology for 100% online courses accessible 24/7.
  • Experienced faculty are available both online and through virtual, one-to-one connections.
  • Busy professionals may work toward their goals anytime, anywhere.
Advantages
CCB Accredited

Delaware Law has the distinction of being accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). The CCB accredits universities that meet required standards for compliance education. Because our courses are taught by faculty who are practicing compliance specialists, most of whom hold CCB certification, our students are exposed to an in-depth, practical application of the elements of a compliance program.

The CCB offers several different certifications in health, corporate, and global compliance. Delaware law can help you achieve a professional compliance certification through the CCB. As an added value to our program, students who complete CCB-accredited compliance coursework from a CCB-accredited university, such as Delaware Law, are exempt from the 1500 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 on the CCB and CCB exams, visit the Compliance Certification Board.

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 anti-fraud course, Fraud Examination. This three-credit course provides knowledge to those interested in a career investigating financial fraud. Students are introduced to the practical methods of fraud examination, such as performing internal investigations, identifying internal fraud, detecting financial statement fraud, examining the inside of a “fraudster’s” mind, determining asset misappropriation, performing a fraud examination, viewing the inside of a fraud trial, and locating hidden assets during the punishment phase. Students enrolled in at least six course credits in our Master of Jurisprudence or Certificate program are eligible for a reduced student membership rate and other discounts with the ACFE.

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