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Arizona State University - Online Corporate and Health Care Compliance (MLS)

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU) offers an online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in Corporate and Health Care Compliance. This degree program is designed for non-lawyers in the banking, health care and insurance industries who wish to move their career toward a compliance-related position, or to advance in their current position. Topics covered include company policies for regulatory adherence, U.S. law, the interpretation of laws and regulations, legal entities and their structure, and creation and maintenance of compliance reports.

ASU offers externship placement options with several key legal players including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Arizona State Supreme Court, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Corporate and Health Care Compliance MLS degree can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time. ASU courses run every 7.5 weeks. Students may begin in the fall, spring, and summer. The MLS degree requires the completion of 30 credits (10 courses). The program is 100% online with no campus visits required.

ASU is moving to the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Although some synchronous activities may be required, most courses and activities are asynchronous. Materials may include recorded videos, individual and group assignments, and examinations. Students interact with fellow students and faculty through online conferencing and multimedia tools such as discussion boards and chat, as well as by email and phone.

Courses for the Corporate and Health Care Compliance MLS are very flexible. One course is required, and students must choose another course from a specific set of choices. The rest are electives chosen according to each student’s career aspirations. The course U.S. Law and Legal Analysis is required. Students then choose one course from a list of required courses including Criminal Procedure; Contracts; Fundamentals of Contract Law; Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Civil Procedure; Business Organizations; and Intellectual Property.

Electives may include Health Care Industry Compliance; Advanced Topics in HR & Employment Law; Integrated Legal Principles & Business Practices; Administrative Agencies and Regulation; Employment Law; and Tort Law.

Arizona State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

Arizona State University

Programs: Corporate and Health Care Compliance (MLS)
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges

Corporate and Health Care Compliance (MLS)

Program Highlights
  • Specifically designed for non-lawyers in the banking, healthcare, and insurance industries
  • Topics covered include company policies for regulatory adherence, US law, the interpretation of laws and regulations, legal entities and their structure, and creation and maintenance of compliance reports
  • ASU offers externship placement options with several key legal players including the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the AZ State Supreme Court, and the US Patent and Trademark Office
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: U.S. Law and Legal Analysis; Criminal Law; Business Organizations; Health Care Industry Compliance, Tort Law, Administrative Agencies and Regulation
Instruction Methods: Courses are mostly asynchronous with some synchronous activities required, and students use chat, discussion boards, video lectures, and more to complete assignments and assessments
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~34,650 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,155.00

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