Jun 08, 2023  
2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1 
2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1

Master’s of Law in Compliance

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Argosy University, Phoenix*

*Offered only through the online format through Argosy University Online.

Program Overview

The Master’s of Law in Compliance (MLC) degree program is designed to teach non-lawyer professionals how to identify legal issues that arise in their jobs, how to minimize legal risks in decision-making, and how to communicate effectively with lawyers when necessary. This program will offer opportunities for working professionals to learn about and experience the intersection of law with their professions in ways that are uniquely responsive to their needs. Please note that successful completion of this degree program will not prepare students to practice law, will not satisfy requirements for licensure to practice law, and will not provide the possibility of advance standing in a JD program, should a student in the MLC program later decide to apply for admission to a JD program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of the Legal System: Examine the structure, history, and values underlying the legal system.

  • Research, Analysis, and Workplace Communication: Locate, analyze, and apply relevant legal authorities to real-world situations, and present research findings in a clear and professional manner.

  • Communication with Legal Counsel: Define the broad outlines of legal issues encountered in the workplace, and communicate with legal counsel, as needed, using appropriate legal reasoning and vocabulary.

  • Risk Management: Assess ways to reduce and manage legal risks in the workplace.

  • Compliance Programming: Plan, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of compliance programs.

  • Application of Regulatory Standards: Identify and apply the relevant legal authorities that regulate their professional field.

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the dean of the College of Law, or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 2.7 GPA for the bachelor’s degree, or
    • 3.0  GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work),
  • A personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession and current résumé (or career summary)
  • Students seeking admission with a GPA below 2.7 will be required to submit three academic and/or professional letters of recommendation.  Admission below 2.7 must be approved by the Associate Dean and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction.

An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.).
  • If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution

If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools must be submitted.

Graduation Requirements

Students enrolled in the Master’s of Law in Compliance degree program are eligible for graduation when the following requirements are met:

  • Successful completion of all academic requirements set forth by the College of Law with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); any course in which a student earns a grade below “B-” (2.7 on a 4.0 scale) must be retaken.
  • Successful completion of 30 credit hours that includes:
    • 12 credit hours of common core courses
    • 12 credit hours of concentration courses
    • 6 credit hours of elective concentration courses
  • Petition to Graduate Form submitted to campus administration.

Program Requirements

The Master’s of Law in Compliance degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 30 semester credit hours, distributed as follows: core requirements, 12 credit hours; elective requirements, 6 credit hours; and concentration requirements, 12 credit hours.

Core Course Requirements – 12 Credit Hours

Concentration Requirements

Students enrolled in the MLC degree program are required to complete 4 concentration courses (12 credit hours) in one of the following areas.

Health Law Concentration Requirements – 12 Credit Hours

Elective Requirements

In addition, students enrolled in the MLC degree program take 6 credit hours of electives. Students choose 3 of the following courses:

Health Law Elective Requirements – 6 Credit Hours

Gainful Employment Information

Campus Gainful Employment Information
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