Master in Law Studies in USA

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Law Studies

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Law and regulations are the sets of rules and guidelines created by people to be followed by other people. The subdivisions of this field include everything from international government relations to ensuring appropriate business practices.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Master Program in Law Studies in USA

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Master of Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Malibu

Pepperdine's Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) is available for students looking to work in a variety of law and non-law areas. [+]

Pepperdine's Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) is available for students looking to work in a variety of law and non-law areas.

The study of conflict is not limited to the legal profession. Students have applied their MDR to areas including:

Human Resources Business Counseling Education International Diplomacy, and more At the Forefront of Legal Education

Over 95% of cases filed in the courts are handled under dispute resolution processes like negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Law students, attorneys, and non-law practitioners chose to equip themselves to handle this next generation of conflict. Pepperdine's hands-on approach with lectures, discussions and simulated exercises better prepare students to manage conflict in a variety of environments.... [-]


Master of Criminal Justice

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time August 2019 USA Topeka + 1 more

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration. [+]

In September 2007, Washburn University's MCJ Program became the first graduate program in the country to be certified under the new Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) National Certification Standards.

Mission Statement

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration.

The degree program is dedicated to informing professional best practices, advancing scholarship, and promoting responsible leadership through a variety of law enforcement, corrections, and security administration courses. As such, the program provides students with the academic and administrative skills needed for designing policies, managing programs, directing scholarly research, preparing for teaching, and leading with integrity. We foster an inclusive, collaborative community of students and faculty who share diverse practical experience and academic knowledge to advocate for justice and equality in local and global communities.... [-]


Master of Public Policy (MPP)

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Denver

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly. [+]

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly.

Master of public policy students must complete:

7 core courses (28 total hours) 6 Great Issues Forums (12 total hours) Policy Memorandum (4 hours) 16 hours of elective credit

The required courses build a broad perspective of policy while giving students the capabilities for strong analysis and quantitative skill. In addition, MPP students are encouraged to pursue customized concentrations.... [-]


Master of Public Policy (MPP)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time September 2019 USA San Diego

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. [+]

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond.

Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences.

Program Overview

The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization.... [-]


Master of International Policy and Practice

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 USA Washington + 2 more

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. [+]

NOTE: If you are interested in studying this program online, scroll down to the next section of this program description for more information. Preparing professionals for 21st-century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.... [-]


MSL: Financial Services and Wealth Management

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Online Full time Part time September 2019 USA San Diego + 1 more

Students will learn about wealth management from some of the finest leaders in the industry. Thomas Jefferson School of Law partners with the Global Academy of Financial Management to offer additional certifications for taking our courses. [+]

MSL: Financial Services and Wealth Management

Thomas Jefferson School of Law has offered Financial Services and Wealth Management to non-attorneys since 2009 and is a leader in the field. For more information, email graduateadmissions@tjsl.edu Students will learn about wealth management from some of the finest leaders in the industry. Thomas Jefferson School of Law partners with the Global Academy of Financial Management to offer additional certifications for taking our courses. Examples include Certified Asset Manager, Chartered Wealth Manager, and Chartered Portfolio Manager.

The program is offered entirely online and can be completed in a year while working full time. There is no residency requirement. Financial aid options are available for eligible students. There are rolling admissions, with 6 start dates a year. Contact us now to start your application process. For more information, email graduateadmissions@tjsl.edu... [-]


Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is the recognized professional degree in the field of public policy analysis. The MPP degree provides students with education and training that prepares them for opportunities in professional positions in a wide variety of organizations, including federal, state, and local governments, private business, research institutes, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, community advocacy groups, foundations, and professional and trade associations. [+]

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is the recognized professional degree in the field of public policy analysis. The MPP degree provides students with education and training that prepares them for opportunities in professional positions in a wide variety of organizations, including federal, state, and local governments, private business, research institutes, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, community advocacy groups, foundations, and professional and trade associations.

Public policy education at GW provides students with the ability to think clearly and analytically about social and economic problems and public policy. Students not only learn the basic analytical and methodological tools to engage in policy analysis; they also develop an understanding of the political processes through which policy is made and the social, economic and historical context in which problems arise and are addressed. Each student chooses a policy field that serves as an area in which he/she can apply these skills and gain substantive knowledge. However, the program is a generalist rather than highly specialized; it provides students with the ability to quickly and successfully come to grips with policy problems across a wide range of issues.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Medford

The Master of Public Policy is designed for individuals with at least seven years of significant, relevant professional experience who are interested in expanding their knowledge of public policy within urban, social, and environmental domains — or across these domains, such as programs and policies related to sustainable communities. [+]

The Master of Public Policy is designed for individuals with at least seven years of significant, relevant professional experience who are interested in expanding their knowledge of public policy within urban, social, and environmental domains — or across these domains, such as programs and policies related to sustainable communities. This degree program offers students the opportunity to strengthen their critical thinking, policy analysis, and communication skills; improve their professional practice in areas such as mediation, land use planning, or financial management; and establish close professional relationships and networks among faculty, affiliated agencies, and other students. For more information, download the Master of Public Policy brochure. Note that those who are not yet eligible for the M.P.P. should consider UEP's M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning or M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning.... [-]


Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP)

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP) is a joint degree offered by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Graduate Analytics program combining the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of Georgetown’s Analytics program. [+]

An advanced degree for recent college graduates and professionals who are interested in developing technical data skills for public sector work.

From our smartphones and our credit cards; to our tweets and our cars - data are everywhere and in everything. Even in power lines, airports and the roads we drive on, data exist in places that we wouldn’t even think of.

The smart and intentional application of these data could allow us to make better public policy decisions, find patterns, and more effectively deliver critical services like healthcare, education and national security. In governments around the world and in the nonprofit and private sectors, the demand for data analysts, scientists, and data-savvy managers is increasing quickly.... [-]


Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law

The University of Oklahoma - College of Law
Online Part time 2 - 2  August 2019 USA Norman

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program at OU Law offers a graduate program for those seeking to gain a stronger understanding of legal issues with indigenous and Native American peoples. [+]

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Program at OU Law extends the school’s longstanding history of excellence and expertise in indigenous peoples law and energy and natural resources law. This master’s degree allows students seeking a legal knowledge in indigenous peoples law to gain that knowledge in less time than the three years of full-time study required to earn a Juris Doctor degree. MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES IN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LAW (ONLINE) Located in the heart of the original Indian Territory, OU Law provides an ideal environment for the study of Native American law and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Oklahoma contains nearly forty tribal nations and the second largest Native American population in the United States. Given their presence and the history of the region, Indian law affects virtually all areas of legal practice, making it a vibrant and growing field. The MLS in Indigenous Peoples law can be completed online in two years of part-time study. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS To qualify for admission to the Master of Legal Studies program, applicants must have earned their bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation. In addition to having an undergraduate degree, those admitted must have strong letters of recommendation and leadership potential. Applicants are urged to submit their application and supporting documents as soon as possible to receive priority review for August enrollment. ADMISSION DECISIONS The MLS Admissions Committee will carefully examine all parts of the application with plans to announce decisions as soon as possible. The committee operates under a rolling admission process,... [-]


Master of Public Administration and Policy

American University Online
Online Part time 24  September 2019 USA Washington

American University's online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) program combines our School of Public Affairs' top-ranked, nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited MPA and MPP degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential. [+]

Why choose between policy and administration when you can learn and perfect the core competencies of both disciplines? American University’s online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) program combines our School of Public Affairs' top-ranked, nationally recognized and NASPAA-accredited MPA and MPP degree programs into one foundational, highly marketable credential.

Located in Washington, D.C., American University places you in the center of government interplay. As a student at American University, you are uniquely positioned for success through our student-centered learning approach paired with the power of American’s extensive alumni network and connections.

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Master in Administración de Justicia

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

The Master in "Administración de Justicia" is specific for Spanish speaking professionals who wish to acquire practical tools to improve the exercise of the judicial function, as well as to the developing and upgrading of theoretical knowledge for the application of the law. [+]

Objectives

The Master in "Administración de Justicia" is specific for Spanish speaking professionals who wish to acquire practical tools to improve the exercise of the judicial function, as well as to the developing and upgrading of theoretical knowledge for the application of the law. All materials contain both theoretical and practical implementation within the judiciary context in both judicial and administrative aspects, as well as government law. The course is offered only in Spanish.

Level

Enrollment is only for postgraduate candidates - Master's degree (60 ECTS - Credits).

Main contents

PART ONE 1. Theory of Law and Justice. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Analysis of new trends in the law. 4. Government judiciary. 5. Access to justice and alternative methods of conflict resolution. 6. Judicial Administration and Management. SECOND PART 7. Judicial Ethics. 8. Legal security. 9. Reasoning judicial interpretation and structuring of sentences. 10. The information and communications technology applied in the administration of justice. 11. The methodology of case resolution. 12. The criminal policy: Public safety and justice system.... [-]


Master of International Criminal Law & Justice

UNH School of Law
Online Full time September 2019 USA Concord

The University of New Hampshire's School of Law 100% online International Criminal Law and Justice degree program available in LLM & Master's addresses fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law, especially over the past 30 years. [+]

Overview

The University of New Hampshire's School of Law 100% online International Criminal Law and Justice degree program available in LLM & Master's addresses fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law, especially over the past 30 years.

Practicing lawyers, professionals, students, and scholars in diplomatic, criminal justice, military, and law enforcement communities around the world gain insight from the program’s multi-national approach. Students master transnational law courses focused on domestic crimes with international implications. And they study the implications of nations expanding the reach of their domestic criminal statutes, the creation of the International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals and United Nations conventions, with bi- and multilateral treaties.... [-]


Master in Criminal Justice

Albany State University
Online Full time September 2019 USA Albany

The Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing topics related to criminal and social justice. Students who enroll in our program typically desire to pursue criminal justice career options. [+]

Overview

The Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing topics related to criminal and social justice. Students who enroll in our program typically desire to pursue criminal justice career options. At Albany State, we are determined to ensure a rigorous program that is based on theoretical foundations, practical application, community engagement, and research. Our goal is to ensure that our students develop analytical, problem-solving, and intellectual abilities that can be applied in the global marketplace. Our criminal justice faculty members are focused on and committed to ensuring that students are exposed to cultural contemporary and historic discipline concepts and issues. Further, we intend and expect that our students will be prepared to engage in scholarship and leave us prepared to advance the field of criminal justice.... [-]


MBA/MPP (MBA/Master of Public Policy)

The Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University
Campus Full time August 2019 USA Malibu Los Angeles Long Beach Pasadena Westlake Village Irvine + 5 more

Prepares students in management capabilities, leadership qualities, and utilizing tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change. [+]

Pepperdine's three-year Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Policy program prepares students in management capabilities, leadership qualities, and utilizing tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change.Offered as a joint degree at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management and School of Public Policy, the MBA/MPP program seeks students who are willing to strive for academic excellence and moral decisiveness and are inspired to delve into societal, community and global issues of management and leadership. While the Graziadio School imparts a comprehensive understanding of global management, the School of Public Policy develops analytic skills of political economics.... [-]