For experienced professionals not seeking to earn a JD and practice law, the MS in Law program offers a way to complement expansive industry experience with valuable legal knowledge. After taking foundational law courses, you will delve into coursework in the program specialty of your choosing, allowing you to focus your studies in a way that applies to your current career. Career counseling is available to help you understand how you will benefit professionally from earning a MS in Law degree.
How could a MS in Law degree apply to specific career paths?
The learning outcomes for the program are applicable to a variety of career paths. Whether you specialize in Health Care Law, Cybersecurity Law, or Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law, you will find that what you learn in the program enhances your industry knowledge and enables you to bring a unique legal perspective to your organization.
Health Care Law Career Examples
Facility Administrator - Understand laws and regulations that health care facilities must comply with to ensure care is not only high-quality, but ethical and equitable
Insurance Billing Specialist - Understand how past and present health care reform efforts shape the way health care needs are governed and covered and the policy goals underlying current payment structures
Health Department Manager - Understand the respective roles local, state, and federal governments play in protecting and promoting the public’s health, and the legal strengths and limitations of public health policy
Cybersecurity Law Career Examples
Cybersecurity Consultant - Understand the nature of legal liability in cases involving a data breaches and cybercrime
IT Security Manager - Understand the importance of a cyber incident response plan and the merits of cyber insurance
Software Engineer - Understand the laws that govern computer fraud and abuse, or “hacking”
Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law Career Examples
Government Advisor - Understand legal implications of the government’s two main roles in dealing with a mass domestic terrorist incidence: crisis and consequence management
Law Enforcement Officer/First Responders - Understand how local and federal government work together to govern responses to natural and man-made emergencies
Public Affairs Specialist - Understand the phases of emergency management and how to practically prepare for potentially catastrophic events by developing crisis response plans.