Master in Law Studies in North America

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

The field of law and regulations guiding various aspects of life is enormous. Those who delve into it typically find some kind of specialization about which they are passionate, such as regulatory theory and intellectual property.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master of Public Policy (MPP)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 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 are 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. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2018. 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 are 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 in Public Policy

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

A Master in Public Policy gives tomorrow’s policy leaders the skills they need to solve society’s most complex challenges. [+]

Giving tomorrow’s policy leaders the skills they need to solve society’s most complex challenges.

Society is confronted by complex and entrenched policy challenges like providing affordable health care, increasing energy security while minimizing impact on our environment, alleviating global poverty, reducing unemployment and spurring job growth, and improving school performance.

A Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree equips students with a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics allowing them to evaluate and respond to these challenges.

The McCourt School Experience

VERSATILE, GLOBAL SKILL SET The MPP emphasizes analytical skills, enabling graduates to be highly effective in designing, analyzing and implementing policy in the US and around the globe.... [-]


Master in Policy Management

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years May 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

A Master in Policy Management equips current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers. [+]

A Master in Policy Management equips current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers.

Faced with managing and implementing many of today’s most challenging policies, policy managers need the skills to provide innovative solutions that will be politically and administratively effective. A Master in Policy Management (MPM) trains current and emerging policy leaders in the art and science of policy management, preparing them to lead today’s dynamic policy environment.

BALANCED CURRICULUM among analytics, management, and substance within a wide range of policy areas.

CENTER OF THE POLICY WORLD our location in Washington, DC, affords students access to the highest concentration of policy jobs in the world.... [-]


Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL)

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Online & Campus Combined Full time 16 months August 2018 USA Washington DC

The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment. [+]

Transforming Leaders. Transforming Policy. The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment. INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM

The EMPL is an interdisciplinary degree program that interweaves economics and political science with public policy and administration. Central to each course is an alignment with the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)* emphasizing strategic leadership, performance results, and coalition building.

DEVELOPED FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Over the course of 16 months, students participate in ten hybrid courses each composed of a five-day, in-person experience integrated with two weeks of interactive online learning.... [-]


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

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington DC

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. 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. This innovative, blended curriculum allows graduates to be highly valuable across sectors in the US and around the globe.... [-]


Master of Criminal Justice

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 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. Program Goals To prepare students to make continuing contributions to the interdisciplinary fields in criminal justice To prepare students to provide competent and ethical services and leadership in the criminal justice arenas To provide comprehensive, relevant, and diverse educational opportunities to a wide range of students To foster an educational environment that combines theory and practice for the scholar and the practitioner To provide a program that is integrated with the community Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs): Interpret administrative principles and practices used in criminal justice agencies Analyze theories relating to crime causation and criminality Evaluate the interdisciplinary nature... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2018. 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. ACADEMIC EMPHASIS In conjunction with other graduate programs at the University of Denver, MPP students can take specialized and approved courses in various policy specific areas. Policy emphasis are available in the following areas: education policy business and government energy and environmental policy social policy and nonprofit management communications and public affairs Each emphasis has a distinct list of requirements that will fulfill the MPP elective credits. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore experiential learning opportunities such as internships in their specific areas of emphasis as well as complete the required Policy Memorandum on a topic that is relevant to the specialization. A typical full-time student schedule will include 10 credit hours per quarter (3 quarters a year). Course and Degree Prerequisites and Requirements Proof of a bachelor's degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university. SCHOLARSHIP &... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

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 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. The MPP program is interdisciplinary; the course of studies focuses on problems, policy alternatives, and solutions rather than on methodologies and approaches that are associated with a single academic discipline. Students have the opportunity to combine academic training with a wide array of practical experiences available in our nation's capital. The faculty have extensive professional contacts to aid students in job placement. The MPP program is... [-]

Master in Criminal Justice

Chicago State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA Chicago

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2018. The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. Students in the undergraduate program must complete twelve credit hours of core courses including Introduction to Law, Survey of the Criminal Justice System, and Introduction to Criminology. Students must complete twelve credit hours of required cognates including Essentials of English Grammar, Writing and Editing Nonfiction, Critical Strategies for Writing and Research, Business Writing or Writing Research Papers, and Basic Speech Communication. And students must complete twenty-seven credit hours of electives through which one can focus on law enforcement, law, corrections, probation and parole, counseling and case work, juvenile justice, or criminal justice research. The program culminates with students completing an internship in criminal justice or a service learning practicum in criminal justice. Students who have six months or more work experience in the criminal justice field may elect to write a bachelor paper on some topic in criminal justice. Upon graduation students are especially prepared for careers across the range of criminal justice including criminalists, penologist, FBI agent, Air Marshall, corrections officer, juvenile probation officer, more. Graduates are well prepared for law school as well as to continue their study of criminal justice in graduate school programs leading to the master’s degree or Ph.D. The faculty... [-]

MSL in Fashion Law

Fordham University School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA New York + 1 more

Fashion law started here—and at Fordham Law we believe that legal knowledge in the global fashion industry can no longer be left to lawyers alone. [+]

For current and future fashion industry pros: A flexible master’s degree to give you the inside edge. Fashion law started here — and at Fordham Law we believe that legal knowledge in the global fashion industry can no longer be left to lawyers alone. Fashion industry professionals and entrepreneurs who enroll in the MSL in Fashion Law will develop their legal literacy while studying with the most distinguished faculty in the discipline, including both academics and industry insiders—in New York City, a capital of the world’s fashion industry. Whether you’re currently working in fashion or aspire to a career as a designer, production manager, licensing director, human resources coordinator, or C-suite executive, this program will prepare you to succeed. You’ll learn aspects of the law that arise throughout the life of a garment, starting with the designer’s original idea and continuing all the way to the consumer’s closet. You’ll explore what we’ve defined as the four pillars of fashion law: intellectual property business and finance, including areas such as investment, employment law, and real estate international trade and government regulation, including sustainability, privacy, and issues related to wearable technology consumer culture and civil rights You’ll also gain direct access to events and networking opportunities available through the nonprofit Fashion Law Institute. Established with the assistance of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, it’s the world’s first center dedicated to the law and business of fashion—and it’s based at Fordham Law. WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES? Courses are taught by a... [-]

Master in International Business Law Contracting & International Relations (online or executive)

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid
Campus or Online Full time 10 months September 2018 Spain Madrid USA New York + 2 more

Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2018. Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field. Business and contracting rules are developing homogeneously worldwide due to the main role played by the principle of party autonomy. To be able to understand and apply international relations government rules is another key requirement to correctly application of law within the international scenario frame. This International Business Law, Contracting and International Relations program is categorically pragmatic and covers all those main topics and tools to further facilitating their students for a secure and efficient law practicing within the top law firm and first level international institutions. In this sense, this program offers an in-depth analysis of Company law, Hard law , Soft law, Compliance , Tax , Litigation ,Commercial law, Public law, Employment law , Criminal law , International Relations , lawyer-to-client protocol , interpretation of balance sheet, income statement, etc. Objective Providing all students of a practical legal training in business law and international relations. Being an expert in business law and international contracting necessary involves a whole knowledge of the most transcendent both economic and social areas. Calendar On-line methodology allows all students to juggle high quality instruction and professional practicing. The most important benefit of online learning is that it can span time and distance. The flexible times offered to the students helps them to work around their schedule. Within the terms of the... [-]

Master in International Law, Foreign Trade and International Relations

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid
Campus Full time 1500 hours September 2018 Spain Madrid USA New York + 2 more

We at ISDE, whose pioneering commitment to the integration of students in law firms inspired the creation of the new Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law, believe that although the programme provides the practical training essential for the practice of the profession, there are two aspects that it does not fully cover : specialisation and training for the practice of international law. [+]

We at ISDE, whose pioneering commitment to the integration of students in law firms inspired the creation of the new Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law, believe that although the programme provides the practical training essential for the practice of the profession, there are two aspects that it does not fully cover : specialisation and training for the practice of international law. Our proven experience in the field prompted us to consider the introduction of a programme that would complete the Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law, which we provide in conjunction with the prestigious Carlos III University of Madrid. The formula for achieving this goal for an institution of the calibre of ISDE is as simple as it is essential: the Masters in Admission to the Practice of Law is now provided together with the best private Masters degrees, given that the specialist programmes that ISDE has been offering for years have earned it a place in the most important Spanish and international rankings.The result is a masters that is unique in the sector, and which has the added benefit of a second practical training stage during which the student will become a real member of the “ecosystem” of a law firm, not a mere observer. The combination of two highly prestigious Masters programmes, together with the specialisation and international experience that leading law firms require today will give graduates a competitive advantage when seeking employment in the legal market. Objectives The objective of this... [-]

Masters in Criminal Justice

Anna Maria College
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 USA Worcester

Anna Maria College recognizes that criminal justice professionals face increasing challenges that demand knowledge and an appreciation of our diverse society. Over the years Anna Maria College’s criminal justice programs have changed with the national scene, contributing to and living within some of the highest academic standards in the field. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2018. Anna Maria College recognizes that criminal justice professionals face increasing challenges that demand knowledge and an appreciation of our diverse society. Over the years Anna Maria College’s criminal justice programs have changed with the national scene, contributing to and living within some of the highest academic standards in the field. As the field of criminal justice has grown and evolved, so have our programs, which continue to stand as a model for academic change and excellence. Collaborations and partnerships have allowed the programs to provide education and leadership beyond the traditional classroom walls. Emphasis on intellectual involvement, career preparation, social awareness, and dedication to peace and justice are cornerstones of our programs. The faculty brings a broad spectrum of educational achievements and professional experiences to the classroom. Faculty and students come together as a community of scholars and learners to acquire knowledge in an ever-changing field and to explore the boundaries of that knowledge through research and analytical thought. Anna Maria College educated criminal justice professionals have a commitment to professionalism and excellence, and are cognizant of their responsibilities to the community. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare students for professions in criminal justice while enhancing the academic and professional knowledge of those who are already employed in the field. The curriculum engages students in the exploration of the relationship between theory and practice; the issues inherent in focusing on one over the other and the... [-]

LLM in Energy Law

Vermont Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2018 USA South Royalton + 1 more

The LLM in Energy Law prepares you to specialize in law and policy relating to energy use, production, and transmission. [+]

Vermont Law School LLM in Energy Law Post-JD students find unparalleled opportunities for intensive study in Vermont Law School’s Masters of Laws (LLM) programs. Ranked the number one environmental law school in the country, VLS offers more environmental and energy law courses than any other U.S. law school and is nationally renowned in dispute resolution and clinical law, Graduates further define and advance their careers through the practice of law, research, teaching, or public policy. The LLM in Energy Law prepares you to specialize in law and policy relating to energy use, production, and transmission. You’ll build an intensive, practical curriculum that matches your objectives. Taught and guided by faculty affiliated with the law school's highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment, you’ll engage in real energy law and policy work and meet and learn from energy experts who collaborate on institute projects. You’ll also complete independent research, writing, or an externship and participate in a seminar focused on advanced topics. Full-time LLM students typically complete the program in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. The program can be started in either the summer or fall semester. [-]

Master of Energy Regulation & Law (MERL)

Vermont Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2018 USA South Royalton + 1 more

A Master’s Degree from Vermont Law School is about more than legal theory. The MERL program is focused on law and policy governing energy use, production, and transmission. [+]

Masters in Law Studies in North America 2018. Vermont Law School Master of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) A Master’s Degree from Vermont Law School is about more than legal theory. By studying advocacy, regulations, legislation, and markets, you’ll acquire the tools needed to create a more sustainable world. Vermont Law Master’s degrees can be pursued jointly with our Juris Doctor program and online, and can be started in the fall or spring. The 30- credit programs allow you to choose from over 50 courses taught by VLS’ world-renowned faculty. Programs are designed to be completed in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. Taught by faculty associated with Vermont Law School’s highly respected Institute for Energy and the Environment, the MERL program is focused on law and policy governing energy use, production, and transmission. You’ll develop a broad-based understanding of the intersection of energy and law, regulation, policy, and economic analysis. Practical training in public advocacy and writing for a legal and policy audience, opportunities for independent research with support from faculty, and externships at organizations around the country and the world prepare you for immediate challenges and opportunities. [-]