The School of Law offers a variety of programs for non-lawyer professionals. Each program is committed to enhancing your understanding of the law and helping you become indispensable to your employer when it comes to navigating complex legal terrain.

Master’s in Media Advocacy

The Master of Science (MS) in Media Advocacy enhances students’ abilities to lead and contribute to mission advancing efforts for a wide variety of organizations – from advocacy and lobbying organizations, trade and labor groups, and nonprofit entities, to strategic communication and government affairs departments. Created through a collaboration between the School of Journalism and School of Law, the degree uniquely combines foundations in governmental structures and the legal system with sophisticated training in the latest communication techniques. These include social media, web communications and videography, as well as data analytics and data-driven storytelling.

Online Programs for Non-Lawyers

The School of Law offers online programs to help non-lawyer professionals enhance their understanding of the law and become indispensable to their employers when it comes to navigating complex legal and regulatory terrain.

  • The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is a distinctive program for the aspiring professional eager to obtain the tools, skills and expertise to thrive and grow in your industry — and to leverage the law to reach your personal and institutional goals.
  • If you work in the healthcare industry and are looking to expand your legal knowledge, but are not quite ready to pursue a master’s degree, we also offer a Graduate Certificate in Health Law.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance gives working professionals, law students and MBA students the tools and certification they need to succeed as healthcare compliance professionals

  • In a fast-evolving workplace environment and economy, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (HR) Law responds to an increasing need for professionals with a solid understanding of the laws and regulations that govern employee management.