Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy

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Master of Science: Legal Studies:  Law and Public Policy Concentration - Credits:  36-37 (program code:  0955)

Certificate: Law and Public Policy - Credits: 15 (program code: 0716)

Program Description

The online Master of Science in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy program provides two options: a master's degree and a certificate.

The Master of Science in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy Concentration blends the fields of humanities, business, political science and jurisprudence. This program creates a wide-ranging educational opportunity for both working professionals and serious students seeking graduate education in the analysis and application of law in a myriad of settings. Law and public policy allows seasoned practitioners and scholarly graduate students the opportunity to address, analyze and critique the law and its implications from a social, administrative, juridical, operational, philosophical and managerial perspective. Special emphasis will be given to the ethical considerations inherent in all legal decision-making, the constitutional parameters of law and its practice, and practical assessments of how law influences the culture, the community and the individual.

The Law and Public Policy Certificate provides students with the opportunity to focus on the key courses within the master's degree program. The certificate may be earned as part of the master's degree or as a stand-alone program.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100 percent online delivery)

Admission Criteria

Curriculum - Master's

Curriculum - Certificate


Students in the legal studies: law and public policy master's degree and certificate programs receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

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For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Coordinator

Christina A. Toras, J.D. (Capital University Law School), M.A. (East Carolina University), B.A. (Youngstown State University), Chair/Associate Professor, Full-Time Faculty;
Specializations: legal research and writing, real estate and corporate law, legal system ethics, appellate legal practice and private sector justice
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           Phone: 724-938-4761

Program Faculty

Jeffrey S. Magers, Ed.D., M.A. (Spalding University), B.S. (Eastern Kentucky University), Associate Professor, Full-Time Faculty

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