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Master
of Science in
Compliance Law

In addition to the Master of Science in Legal Studies and Master of Science in Taxation programs, National Juris University offers a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Compliance Law. This program is designed for people who need the skills necessary to effectively comply with complex federal and/or state regulations. The degree program focuses on the most common areas of government regulation that are relevant to businesses and provides the knowledge and skills to promote compliance in businesses, nongovernment organizations and governmental agencies.

NJU offers a choice of two specialties within the Master of Science in Compliance Law degree program:

Employment Law

The Employment Law track focuses on human resources compliance including regulations affecting hiring, firing, employee benefits and more.

Corporate Regulation

The Corporate Regulation track focuses on compliance with securities and banking rules.

After successful completion of either track, NJU graduates will be prepared for careers in the field of regulatory compliance, such as:

  • Corporate compliance officer
  • Manager of regulatory compliance
  • Banking compliance officer
  • Director of Compliance for human resources
  • Human resources manager

The Master of Science in Compliance Law degree will also assist business owners and managers by providing familiarity with government regulations relevant to issues that impact the daily functioning of every business. The program covers such additional topics as privacy, contracts and white-collar criminal law. A master’s degree in compliance law can give you an edge in a competitive job market by providing a legal education without the need to invest the time and expense for a law degree.

The minimum amount of time required to complete the Master of Science in Compliance Law program varies with student course load, as illustrated below.

Time required to complete the Master of Science in Compliance Law program

  • For students taking 3 courses at a time: 12 months
  • For students taking 2 courses at a time: 18 months
  • For students taking 1 courses at a time: 36 months


To gain admission to any NJU graduate program, the student must have graduated from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or foreign equivalent. In addition, the student must have achieved an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Students with an undergraduate grade point average below 3.0 may be considered for admission if they can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the dean, that they are likely to succeed at NJU. Students may demonstrate an ability to succeed with work experience, graduate-level education, achievement of a superior score on a recognized graduate school admissions test, or other outstanding achievements. In all determinations under this paragraph, the decision of the dean is final.

To earn a Master of Science in Compliance Law, a student must earn a total of 36 credits, as follows:

Track 1: Corporate Regulation

Program prerequisite: In addition to having a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, all incoming students must have completed at least one advanced writing (example: English Compsition II) or legal writing course (graduate or undergraduate level) prior to taking his or her first "LGL" course at NJU.

5 Core Legal courses (3 credits each) for a total of 15 credits:

Core Legal Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
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3 Core Specialty Corporate Regulation Compliance courses (3 credits each) for a total of 9 credits:

Core Specialty Corporate Regulation Compliance Courses

** These courses have required prerequisites.
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Choose 4 electives (3 credits each) from any of the Specialty Legal and Tax courses offered by NJU, for a total of 12 credits.

Track 2: Employment Law

Program prerequisite: In addition to having a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, all incoming students must have completed at least one advanced writing (example: English Compsition II) or legal writing course (graduate or undergraduate level) prior to taking his or her first "LGL" course at NJU.

5 Core Legal courses (3 credits each) for a total of 15 credits:

Core Legal Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
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3 Core Specialty Human Resources courses (3 credits each) for a total of 9 credits::

Core Specialty Human Resources Courses

* These courses have recommended prerequisites.
** These courses have required prerequisites.
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Choose 4 electives (3 credits each) from any of the Specialty Legal and Tax courses offered by NJU, for a total of 12 credits.


(*) Note: Students taking either the employment law or corporate regulation track may take courses offered in the other track as elective courses, in addition to those listed above.


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Compliance Law degree program, Employment Law track, students will be able to:

  • Effectively conduct legal research and prepare legal writings in a variety of areas of law.
  • Prepare various types of documentation related to compliance with government regulations subject to supervision by an attorney.
  • Substantially contribute to the compliance-related work done on behalf of corporate and other clients.
  • Assist Human Resources departments of companies with ensuring that the human resources procedures carried out by the companies comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and management of a corporate compliance program that conforms to the requirements of §8B2.1 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Train and educate others as to their ethical and compliance responsibilities in a corporate setting.
  • Assist in the process of auditing and monitoring for compliance and in responding to illegal activity in the corporate setting.
  • Ensure that privacy protections required by federal law and regulation are adhered to.


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Compliance Law degree program, Corporate Regulation track, students will be able to:

  • Effectively conduct legal research and prepare legal writings in a variety of areas of law.
  • Prepare various types of documentation related to compliance with government regulations subject to supervision by an attorney.
  • Substantially contribute to the compliance-related work done on behalf of corporate and other clients.
  • Work with administrative agencies and agency resouces to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Assist firms and corporations with compliance with banking and securities related tasks.
  • Ensure that privacy protections required by federal law and regulation are adhered to.

The MSCL program does not qualify students to sit for any U.S. State bar examination.