Master of Science Programs in Law Studies

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The MSc, or Master of Science, is an internationally recognized academic degree that indicates proficiency and knowledge of a given topic or field. Most MSc programs take about four years to finish, after which some join the workforce while others continue on in the classroom. 

Depending on one’s preferences, becoming a professional in law and regulations may lead one to a number of different subdivisions. Among the most popular of these specializations are commercial law, regulatory theory and international relations.

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

The field of criminal justice has become information-driven for both policy making and analysis as well as research in law enforcement and crime prevention and reduction. RIT's MS degree in criminal justice emphasizes skills in quantitative and qualitative policy analysis as applied to the field of criminal justice [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. The master of science degree in criminal justice emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to urban studies with a focus on public safety. The program stresses training in policy analysis and practice, particularly as it is relevant to community and urban issues. The program builds on the foundation of locally relevant policy research by providing its students with the critical skills to carry out such work and the experience to assure success in employment or in pursuit of further graduate studies. The program’s objective is to provide students with a strong foundation in criminological, criminal justice theory, and social scientific research skills, thus enabling graduates to have successful careers in the policy analysis arena or to be prepared to pursue advanced study beyond the master’s degree. Admission Requirements Applications for admission are accepted for all academic quarters. All students admitted to the graduate program will be assigned a graduate advisor who will assure the program meets the individual needs of the students. Admission decisions will be based upon the following: completed application for graduate study a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) completion of the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university two writing samples, one which is a personal statement personal interview statistics course (students may be required to take a data analysis or a statistics course if not taken previously) two letters of recommendation (when possible letters should be from faculty familiar with the applicant’s academic work) scores from the Graduate... [-]

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management 21-Month Track

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia
Campus Full time Part time 21 months January 2018 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) 21-month track is a program tailored for students seeking to kick-start their career in positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. [+]

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) 21-month track is a program tailored for students seeking to boost their career in positions in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to manage these functions in government, non-profit organisations, international organisations and the private sector. The program combines a comprehensive public policy and management curriculum with a compulsory 400 hours of internship program and an industry based System Synthesis Project, these real-world components of the program provide you with work-experience and industry knowledge to kick-start your career and differentiate you in the competitive global market. Schooled in the interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University tradition and trained as an analytical problem solver, you will understand how to produce and analyse data after sound policy advice, and make effective management decisions. You will look beyond traditional paradigms looking to innovative solutions to problems. MSPPM program has an experienced, professional staff that understands the needs of students and is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all students. Our practical approach to education enables you to immediately apply on the job what you learn in the classroom. The MSPPM curriculum is immersed with challenging courses designed to tap into your innovation potential. You are empowered to customise your degree by selecting from a variety of course electives carried out via coursework and independent study. Class sizes are kept small and course content is career relevant to ensure that students receive the support required to excel in the classroom. Highlights An American degree... [-]

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

University of North Alabama
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Florence

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) Program offers options for both in-class traditional and international graduate students as well as non-traditional working law enforcement professionals through it's online delivery options. In both cases, students will receive a quality educational experience based on critical thinking, analysis, and research. [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) Program offers options for both in-class traditional and international graduate students as well as non-traditional working law enforcement professionals through it's online delivery options. In both cases, students will receive a quality educational experience based on critical thinking, analysis, and research. UNA MSCJ graduates will be well positioned for promotion to positions of greater responsibility within their organizations or new opportunities, as well as continuing advanced study at the Doctorate level and follow on teaching opportunities. Advisement Upon admission to the program, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will provide continued supervision and guidance. Degree Program Plans Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree: a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit, to include the following: Hours Required Core…………………………………………………….…..………………9 CJ 618, Crime in America (3) CJ 640 Methods of Research in Criminal Justice (3) CJ 650, Criminological Theory (3) CJ 698, Comprehensive Exam (0) Electives…………………………………………………………………………….……21 (A maximum of 15 hours can be taken at the 500 level. Students are not permitted to receive credit for a 500-level course if they received credit for the comparable senior-level undergraduate course. Up to six hours of electives may be taken outside the Department of Criminal Justice with prior approval from the Department of Criminal Justice). CJ 505, Criminal Investigation (3) CJ 506, Forensic Investigation (3) CJ 530, Criminal Evidence (3) CJ 534, Criminal Procedure (3) CJ 550, Theory and Crime Control (3) CJ 580, Psychological Dimensions of Criminal... [-]

Master of Science in Legal Studies

Albany Law School
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Albany

The law school offers a rigorous curriculum with a rich history of excellence. Master students will be joining a community of distinguished faculty, focused and determined students, and a network of accomplished alumni that can provide mentorship, internships, and potential employment. [+]

The law school offers a rigorous curriculum with a rich history of excellence. Master students will be joining a community of distinguished faculty, focused and determined students, and a network of accomplished alumni that can provide mentorship, internships, and potential employment. Concentrations: Government Affairs and Advocacy Health Law & Healthcare Compliance Social Entrepreneurship Located in the heart of New York state’s capital, the law school has educated leaders since 1851. With 10,400 alumni practicing across the country, this powerful network provides a community of opportunity for its students. An affiliation agreement with University at Albany includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to learn from one another. The law school has a proven history of launching brilliant careers throughout the Capital Region, the nation and internationally. Presidents, CEOs, financial executives, and business owners credit their Albany Law School experience for their success. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. Tuition Thirty credits will be required to complete the M.S. in Legal Studies. The program is designed for a student to complete the M.S. degree in one year, but it is also acceptable to complete the degree in two years (24 months). Tuition is $1,000 per credit, and 30 credits are required to graduate. All students will begin with a required Introduction to Law & Legal Methods course to learn the fundamental conceptual, research and writing skills critical to law study. An approved field placement is part of the core curricula in Government Affairs & Advocacy and Social... [-]

MSc in Intellectual Property Law

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Helsinki

Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. This specialisation gives you a solid expertise in both areas, as well as an exceptional understanding of today’s markets and the world of intellectual property. The specialisation is carried out in close cooperation with trade and industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law. [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. Master's studies in Intellectual Property Law Learn more about studying IP Law within the Hanken Master's Degree Programme. Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. This specialisation gives you a solid expertise in both areas, as well as an exceptional understanding of today’s markets and the world of intellectual property. The specialisation is carried out in close cooperation with trade and industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law. Our graduates are equipped with comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual property laws in Europe and internationally competence in and knowledge of intellectual property rights in a business environment research and analytical skills communication skills independent critical thinking in intellectual property matters Facts about the degree 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study Language: English Next application round opens: Autumn 2017 Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration Location: Helsinki Why IP Law? As the protection of all types of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets) becomes more and more important, the need for experts with competence in both law and business is growing exponentially. If you want an edge in the job market and you envision yourself as the intellectual property expert of tomorrow, this is the specialisation for you. The studies offer an international environment of high academic standard, with a wide range of career opportunities. As the only Finnish university in the European Union Intellectual Property Office University Network, our major offers... [-]

Master of Science in European Economy and Business Law

University of Rome Tor Vergata Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Rome

The course in European Economy and Business Law, entirely taught in English, intends to train students to work with a competitive advantage in the field of economics and law. [+]

Master of Science in European Economy and Business Law

Our MSc in European Economy and Business Law, taught entirely in English, is a two-year programme which provides students with a competitive advantage in the field of economics, European institution management and market regulation. The Msc is geared to students from diverse backgrounds. With its interdisciplinary, practical approach and interactive teaching methods, the programme aims at developing advanced knowledge and critical skills. The purpose of the programme is to meet the demand for economic and business expertise with a European focus on: - European institutions and international organisations - Research institutions - Government and non-governmental agencies - Business consulting firms - National and local public administrations.... [-]


Criminal Justice

International Accelerator
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor and Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered on-site and fully online. [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. Criminal Justice The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor and Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered on-site and fully online. A Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice is also available to interested students, as well as joint graduate degrees in collaboration with the College of Law (JD/MSCJ) and with the Department of Public Administration (MSCJ/MPA). Our combined bachelors/masters degree program is also popular among undergraduate students. This program affords qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to take up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate courses, which can then be counted as dual credit for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice. Internship opportunities are plentiful for undergraduate and graduate students, as we have internship placements in numerous local, state and federal agencies. Master of Science in Criminal Justice The Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires 36 credit hours (12 courses). All students entering the program are required to complete five courses (15 credits) of core requirements, four electives (12 credits) in criminal justice, and three courses (9 credits) in general electives. The MSCJ program is available at University Park campus and fully online (see http:/online.fiu.edu). Admissions Requirements Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper division coursework. Grade of “B” or better in both an undergraduate research methods and a statistics course (Measurement Analysis). Letter of application describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and... [-]

Master in Social Sciences - International Security and Law

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Odense

International conflicts have changed fundamentally over the past two decades. To understand them and to manage them requires new skills, which is why... [+]

International conflicts have changed fundamentally over the past two decades. To understand them and to manage them requires new skills, which is why we offer this new Master programme.In the old days the understanding and management of conflicts built on a fairly clear division of labor between specialists – between diplomats, soldiers, and aid experts. Conflicts could be understood according to distinct phases, moving from peace to tension over war and stabilisation to renewed peace. For each phase a particular set of specialists went to work.Today’s conflicts are multiple, complex, and volatile. They may last for more than a decade. Signs of progress are often deceptive, and outsiders involved in managing the conflict can experience war, development, and peace enforcement all in one day. It is what the military calls a three block war. To grasp it, and to help organisations prepare for it, experts must look beyond specialisations and be trained to understand and work with complex and conflict ridden environments.This Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law will train this kind of expert. It will be experts who look to the international domain, who want to work with international issues, and who will want to help solve conflicts. The programme will provide the experts with the skills to integrate a conflict’s political, juridical, and ethical dimensions in a comprehensive assessment that identifies the drivers of the conflict and what international organisations can do about them.... [-]

Master in International Crimes and Criminology (MSc)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The unique Master’s programme in International Crimes and Criminology teaches a small group of approximately 25 students the necessary intellectual skills to... [+]

Master in International Crimes and Criminology (MSc)

 

The unique Master’s programme in International Crimes and Criminology teaches a small group of approximately 25 students the necessary intellectual skills to take this approach and trains them how to apply the knowledge and expertise to real-world situations.

 

 

The programme in a nutshell

International Crimes and Criminology is a one-year, full time programme. It is taught fully in English. The programme deals with international crimes in a broad framework. The focus is on the role of individuals, groups, states and the international community. You will gain insight into the psychology of perpetrators, get acquainted with criminological theories on organisational processes and discuss political issues in the international arena. Subjects like torture, rape and genocide are discussed during class. This can be emotionally demanding, but our ultimate aim is to take a scientific approach to these topics in order to draft measures which might help prevent these types of crimes in the future.You learn to analyse what makes people torture (etiology), are trained how to measure and investigate these crimes (prevalence) and challenged to critically reflect on modes of transitional justice (reaction). You do so by discussing important concepts of international criminal law and applying criminological, sociological and psychological theories to international crimes.The programme trains students to become both academics and professionals. After finishing the programma, you will be able to objectively assess empirical data and critically comment on theoretical notions on the one hand, and draft policies,... [-]


MSc in Cyber Security and Forensics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course focusses on two aspects of Cyber Security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either Cyber Security or Digital Forensics. [+]

Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer security has never been greater. This course focusses on two aspects of Cyber Security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either Cyber Security or Digital Forensics. Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them). They will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies, including: EnCase, FTK and open-source forensic tools, and a dedicated forensics computer laboratory Specialist input from guest lecturers Over 20 university computing laboratories providing access to Unix, Novell and NT servers, all supported by high-bandwidth networks Specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of these technologies. Course content All students will take the core modules which are designed to give a comprehensive introduction to this specialist field. They will cover basic digital forensics and network security, and also cover computer system tools and the UNIX operating system. Dealing with digital evidence in a professional manner (that includes adhering to appropriate legal guidelines) is also... [-]

Master of Science in Human Paleobiology

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) is a research center at the George Washington University. CASHP’s Mission is to undertake research that addresses fundamental problems in human evolution that cross disciplinary boundaries, to act as a catalyst for research involving scientists from other centers around the world, and to promote interdisciplinary research through training and education. [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. Requirements The following requirements must be fulfilled: The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs. 36 credits 36 credits, including: HOMP 6202 Lab Techniques: Paleoanthro ANTH 6413 Analytical Methods in Human Evolutionary Studies Three of the following: HOMP 6201 Hominid Paleobiology ANTH 3411 Primatology ANTH 6491 Topics in Biological Anthropology ANTH 6801 Paleolithic Archaeology 6 credits of thesis: HOMP 6998 Thesis Research HOMP 6999 Thesis Research Two additional laboratory or field research courses in different disciplines Electives selected in consultation with the faculty from a list of relevant courses in Anatomy, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Geography, Geological Sciences, Human Paleobiology, Psychology, and Speech and Hearing Science, or relevant courses from the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology The Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) is a research center at the George Washington University. CASHP’s Mission is to undertake research that addresses fundamental problems in human evolution that cross disciplinary boundaries, to act as a catalyst for research involving scientists from other centers around the world, and to promote interdisciplinary research through training and education. CASHP brings together faculty from the Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Forensic Science, Speech and Hearing Science, Philosophy, and Anatomy and Regenerative Biology at the George Washington University. CASHP is also closely linked with the Human Origins Program of the Smithsonian Institution, the College of Medicine at Howard University, Johns Hopkins... [-]

Msc Course in Management and Governance

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Siena

The MSc in Management and Governance, curriculum in Accounting and Management will provide knowledge in four main fields - Business studies, Economics, Law, Statistics and Mathematics. [+]

ECONOMY, LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIAL SCIENCES AREA from 09:00 to 09:40 am Presentation of the master degree courses by the Heads of the Department of Political Economics and Statistics, Prof M. Vasta, and the Department of Business and Legal Studies, Prof R. Di Pietra, or their Deputies: - Finance - Economics - Economics and Management of Financial Intermediaries - Management and Governance - Statistics for sample surveys - A Graduate of the School of Economics and Management will share his/her experience from 09:40 to 10:20 am Presentation of the Master degree courses by the Head of the Department of Political and International Sciences, Prof Stefano Maggi, and by the vocational guidance and counselling Deputy, Prof Fabio Casini - International Sciences - Political and administration Sciences from 10:20 to 11:00 am Presentation of the Master degree courses by the Study Course Presidents and by the Vocational Guidance and Counselling Services Department Deputies: - Public and Cultural Diplomacy - Language and Mind: Linguistics and cognitive studies - Communication strategies and techniques - Anthropology and image languages Language: English (Level B2 required) Numerus clausus: No Double degree: European Business School International University Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau/Wiesbaden (Germania) and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia) Overview The MSc in Management and Governance, curriculum in Accounting and Management will provide knowledge in four main fields as follows: Business studies: courses in this area mainly concern topics related to the management, control, and performance measurement of both private and public firms. Furthermore, a few courses aim... [-]

MSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and the skills to apply these in the forensic and legal area. Option courses build on this core grounding and enable you to develop an empirical insight in an area of your choice, culminating in a research project. [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. Please note that the information on this site relates to the programme commencing in September 2016. The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and the skills to apply these in the forensic and legal area. Option courses build on this core grounding and enable you to develop an empirical insight in an area of your choice, culminating in a research project. This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is a valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality. For entry in September 2016: An undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in criminology or a related discipline from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university. If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK,... [-]

Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF)

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Chicago Schaumburg + 1 more

The Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF) is designed to prepare graduate students for a career in a new, exciting field of accounting. [+]

Accounting Forensics, MSAF Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG The Master of Science in Accounting Forensics (MSAF) is designed to prepare graduate students for a career in a new, exciting field of accounting. This program is for people of various professional backgrounds including accountants, tax professionals, attorneys, bankers, insurers, law enforcement and criminal justice personnel, and various government employees. Accounting forensics is the specialty practice that looks at the evidence behind the numbers and then digs into their contents. Forensic accountants, also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors, often assist lawyers in performing investigations or act as expert witnesses in the litigation process. The forensic accountant combines the skills of an accountant, an auditor, and an investigator. To be successful in this profession, the student should have a sense of curiosity. Through the program the student will develop strong analytical and deductive skills and professional judgment. Requirements To earn the MSAF, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours: a one-semester-hour business orientation course, seven core courses, and three electives. Orientation (required) BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1 Required ACCT 405 Accounting for Executives OR .....3 ACCT 406 Issues in Asset Valuation .....3 ACCT 471 Fraud Examination .....3 ACCT 473 Financial Statements & Fraud .....3 ACCT 474 Anti-Money Laundering .....3 ACCT 475 Computer Forensics & Auditing .....3 ACCT 477 Topics in Business Forensics .....3 INFS 401 Information Resource Management .....3 Electives Three graduate-level electives from INFS and ACCT courses .....9 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Science

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The educational mission of the M.S. in Forensic Science degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursue professional careers in the forensic sciences. [+]

MSc Degrees in Law Studies. The educational mission of the M.S. in Forensic Science degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursue professional careers in the forensic sciences. The program endeavors to produce graduates who can apply current methodology for the forensic examination of physical evidence using national standards of examination and abide by the code of ethics of the profession (AAFS), including the importance of a non-biased approach to the examination of forensic evidence. Goals of the M.S. in Forensic Science Program Prepare science majors in the biological and chemical sciences with advanced methodological knowledge, skills and abilities to enter and practice in the field of forensic examination of evidence. Provide the State of Alabama with high quality forensic practitioners to work in the State’s forensic laboratory system and to prepare scientists that can also work in the growing private sector for forensic providers. Contribute to elevating the State of Alabama’s national position as an emerging leading source in graduate-level professional education and capacity in the forensic sciences. Admission Requirements Applicants to the M.S. program in Forensic Science must meet the following criteria: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, forensic chemistry, or biology, or related field. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale for the last 60 hours of study. GRE combined score (verbal and quantitative) of at least 950 Coursework requirements - General chemistry, 2 semesters - Organic chemistry, 2 semesters - Biochemistry, 1 semester - Physics, 2... [-]