Curriculum by Concentration

The Master’s in Law is a 30-credit-hour program.

Please note: Courses listed may not be offered every semester.


M.A. in Law – Business & Commercial Law Concentration (On Campus/Online*) Learn More and Apply

The Business & Commercial Law concentration provides business professionals with foundational legal skills in related areas including legal analysis and writing, contracts, international business transactions, sales, and negotiations.

  • Required courses (9 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 540 Insurance (3)
  • MAL 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MAL 562 Real Estate Transactions & Skills (3)
  • MAL 566 Land Use Planning (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 621 Sales (2)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • MAL 624 International Business Transactions (2)
  • MAL 627 Negotiable Instruments/Payment Systems (3)
  • MAL 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MAL 629 Labor Law (3)
  • MAL 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business & Leadership:
  • ENTR 651 Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships (3)
  • GOV 630 Public Human Resources Management (3)
  • MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)
  • MBA 630 Marketing (3)
  • MBA 679 Business Planning & Launch (3)

*Offered online with limited course selection.

M.A. in Law – Business Management Concentration (Online) Learn More

The Business Management concentration equips business leaders with a competitive advantage through coursework in foundational legal analysis, contracts, business planning, investments and financing, and various electives ranging from employment law to business associations and constitutional law and policy.

  • Required courses (15 hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • And at least two from the following four School of Business & Leadership courses:
  • ENTR 651 Investment, Financing, & Funding Relationships (3)
  • MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)
  • MBA 630 Marketing (3)
  • MBA 679 Business Planning & Launch (3)
  • Complete 15 hours from the following list of courses and/or the two School of Business & Leadership courses not taken to complete core requirements:
  • MAL 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 604 American Tort System (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • MAL 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MAL 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MAL 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)

M.A. in Law – Criminal Justice Concentration (On Campus/Online*) Learn More

The Criminal Justice concentration strengthens the credentials of  professionals working in law enforcement and related fields with foundational legal coursework in criminal and constitutional law, constitutional criminal procedure, juvenile law, legislation, and human rights.

  • Required courses (9 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 531 Criminal Law (3) or MAL 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3) (but not both)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 533 Juvenile Law (3)
  • MAL 535 International Trafficking in Persons (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 591 Judicial/Governmental Externship (1-3)
  • MAL 617 Legislation (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 631 Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3)
  • MAL 632 Criminal Pretrial Practice (2)
  • MAL 636 International Criminal Law (2)
  • MAL 640 National Security Law (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MAL 661 Family Law (3)
  • MAL 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, & National Security (1)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government:
  • GOV 660 Intelligence & National Security (3)
  • GOV 677 Terrorism and Homeland Defense (3)

*Offered online with limited course selection.

M.A. in Law – General Legal Studies Concentration (Online/On Campus*) Learn More

The M.A. in Law - General Legal Studies concentration gives you the freedom to customize a program that will expand your legal knowledge and help you master critical thinking skills. This program will help prepare you to effectively operate within a legal environment, work with attorneys and provide an astute legal perspective to those you lead and serve. Through the General Legal Studies concentration, you will gain a foundational understanding of the American legal system, with an opportunity to choose from a robust list of challenging M.A. in Law courses. Taught from a Christian perspective, this program also will equip you with the essential theory, policy and best practices associated with legal issues, policies and regulations.

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  • Required courses (6 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or LAW 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)

Complete 12 additional hours from any "MAL" courses in one of the M.A. in Law concentrations.

Complete the final 12 hours from any "MAL" courses in one of the M.A. in Law concentrations.

*Offered entirely online and on campus with some online courses.

M.A. in Law – Human Resources Management Concentration (Online) Learn More

The Human Resources Management concentration enhances the skill-sets of HR professionals through coursework including foundational legal analysis, contracts, employment law, strategic human resource management, performance management, and negotiations.

  • Required courses (15 hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • And at least two from the following four SBL courses:
  • HRMT 641 Training & Development (3)
  • HRMT 643 Performance Management (3)
  • HRMT 644 Strategic Human Resource Management & Issues (3)
  • MBA 640 Managing People (3)
  • Complete 15 hours from the following list of courses and/or the two School of Business & Leadership courses not taken to complete core requirements:
  • MAL 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 604 American Tort Systems (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • MAL 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MAL 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MAL 661 Family Law (3)

M.A. in Law – Human Rights Concentration (On Campus) Learn More

Gain the tools 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. Focused on the rule of law and grounded in a Christian foundation, the Human Rights concentration blends essential legal insights with practical application and policy discourse, giving you comprehensive knowledge of human rights, abuses and on-going litigation. You will gain a valuable understanding of the American legal system and international law as you consider national security issues and explore policies and tactics to address human rights abuses and violations such as human trafficking, immigration, children's rights, religious freedom and civil liberties. You will have access to Regent's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law and opportunities to participate in global projects and internships with established international human rights organizations.

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  • Required courses (9 credit hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 686 International & Comparative Human Rights (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 533 Juvenile Law (3)
  • MAL 535 International Trafficking in Persons (3)
  • MAL 580CA Child Advocacy Practicum (1-3)
  • MAL 580IM Immigration Practicum (1-3)
  • MAL 585 Immigration Law & Procedure (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 623 Legal Aid/Nonprofit Externship (1-3)
  • MAL 636 International Criminal Law (2)
  • MAL 640 National Security Law (3)
  • MAL 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, & National Security (1)
  • MAL 674 Religion in the Workplace (3)
  • MAL 675 Comparative Law (2)
  • MAL 676 International Religious Freedom (2)
  • MAL 678 International Children's Rights (2)
  • MAL 680 International Development & the Rule of Law (2)
  • MAL 682 Legal History (3)
  • MAL 684 International Law (3)
  • MAL 685 Origins of the Western Legal Tradition (2)
  • MAL 687 Jurisprudence (3)
  • MAL 688 Biblical Law (3)
  • MAL 689 Shari'a Law (3)

M.A. in Law – National Security Concentration (On Campus/Online*) Learn More

The National Security concentration provides professionals working in government, public administration, and related fields with a competitive edge for employment or advancement through coursework in intelligence and national security, terrorism and homeland defense, criminal law and procedure, and foundational coursework in law and legal analysis.

  • Required courses (9 hours):
  • MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3) or MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 640 National Security Law (3)
  • Complete 24 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 531 Criminal Law (3) or MAL 634 Criminal Law & Procedure (3) (but not both)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • MAL 636 International Criminal Law (2)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • MAL 672 Human Rights, Civil Liberties, & National Security (1)
  • MAL 680 International Development & the Rule of Law (2)
  • MAL 684 International Law (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government:
  • GOV 660 Intelligence & National Security (3)
  • GOV 677 Terrorism & Homeland Defense (3)

*Offered online with limited course selection.

M.A. in Law – Non-Profit Management Concentration (Online) Learn More

The Non-Profit Management concentration provides professionals working in a variety of non-profits with insights into the legalities surrounding non-profit/tax exempt organizations, the management of non-profit and faith-based organizations, negotiations, contracts, and other foundational legal coursework.

  • Required courses (9 hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or MAL 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 623 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations (3)
  • Complete 21 hours from the following list of courses:
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 557 Drafting Contracts (3)
  • MAL 590 Independent Study (1-2)
  • MAL 604 American Tort Systems (3)
  • MAL 619 Constitutional Law & Policy I (3)
  • MAL 620 Constitutional Law & Policy II (3)
  • MAL 628 Employment Law (3)
  • MAL 630 Employment Discrimination (3)
  • MAL 655 Negotiations (3)
  • And/or the following courses from the Robertson School of Government or the School of Business & Leadership:
  • GOV 630 Public Human Resources Management (3)
  • GOV 669 Public Management (3)
  • GOV 693 Managing Nonprofit & Faith-based Organizations (3)
  • GOV 694 Not-for-Profit & Faith-Based Organizations Fundraising Development (3)
  • MBA 610 Managerial Economics (3)

M.A. in Law – Wealth Management & Financial Planning Concentration (Online)
(Capstone course is also available to JD students and graduates.) Learn More

Looking for online law graduate programs for wealth management and planning? The Wealth Management & Financial Planning concentration will help to equip you with the necessary financial planning tools and a Christian foundation to guide high-net-worth individuals and corporations through the intricacies of managing wealth. This concentration is one of the few in the country strategically placed in a law school, assuring instruction by, and continued access to, estate planning and tax experts – all to give you a competitive advantage.

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  • Required courses (30 credit hours):
  • MAL 513 American Legal Thought (3) or LAW 511 Christian Foundations of Law (3)
  • MAL 521 Contracts (3)
  • MAL 542 Insurance Law & Planning (2)
  • MAL 543 Professional Conduct & Relationships (1)
  • MAL 544 Fundamentals of Estate Planning (3)
  • MAL 545 Capstone in Financial Planning (3)
  • MAL 552 American Legal System & Writing (3)
  • MAL 670 Survey of Taxation (3)
  • And the following three courses in the School of Business & Leadership:
  • FNCE 652 Financial Planning (3)
  • FNCE 653 Financial Analysis (3)
  • FNCE 654 Portfolio Analysis (3)