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Earn an Online Law Degree designed for ethics and compliance professionals.

Are you looking to take the next step in a career in ethics and compliance? If you hold an undergraduate degree, you can earn your master’s 100% online in 21 months at the University of St. Thomas. We offer the only AACSB-accredited ethics and compliance Master of Studies in Law program in the country. Earn your master’s degree at a purpose-driven law school that is considered a pioneer in the field of ethics and compliance graduate programs.

An in-depth introduction to legal thinking

You’ll begin your studies with an immersion in the discipline of legal reasoning. You’ll build a foundational understanding of the ways that attorneys are trained to navigate complex situations. You’ll also become familiar with the common law method by which doctrine is created; the importance and authority of statutes, codes, and regulations; and the structure of the U.S. legal system and its various actors and venues.

A detailed understanding of complex challenges

From cybersecurity to international regulatory environments, corporations are faced with complex challenges that require perspectives and solutions rooted in ethics and compliance. Our Master of Studies in Law program will provide you with a robust understanding of the compliance and ethics landscape and the ability to apply that knowledge in practical ways.

An immersive, focused curriculum

Over 21 months, you’ll gain a deep understanding of subjects like compliance programming, risk management, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), conducting investigations, white-collar crime, ethical culture and decision making, cybersecurity and project management. You’ll also engage with executives and leaders in the industry as they share their perspectives on ethics and compliance.

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition for the M.S.L. program is $39,975 at current rates. Students also are required to pay a technology fee of $115.50 per term. There may also be costs associated with textbooks, copyright fees and commencement fees.

The Dean’s Compliance Scholarship is awarded on behalf of the dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law to qualified applicants.

Fill out an RFI form to speak to one our enrollment coaches about your financial aid options.

Best-in-class online learning tools

Connect with faculty, coursework and fellow students via our easy-to-use online learning platform. Coursework includes video lectures, podcasts, written assignments and student participation in online discussions and interactive collaborations. You’ll have opportunities to “meet” online with other students in real time, and catch up with other materials on the go. Online learning can result in more thoughtful, in-depth conversation, and you can anticipate fast faculty feedback, including virtual office hours.

Strong ethical leadership

The University of St. Thomas is at the forefront of education in ethics and compliance. Focusing on the intersection of ethics and culture, we equip our students to make a positive impact on corporate behavior. St. Thomas has a long history of shaping businesses in this way through the work of its Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, Center for Ethical Organizations and the Veritas Institute, which are known nationwide for their research and programming on ethics and professionalism.

Share in the St. Thomas experience

You’ll study for your master’s as part of a cohort—a small, collaborative group of no more than 25 students. In our supportive learning environment, you’ll work on individual and group projects, building a professional network as you learn. You’ll engage with the same faculty who teach our on-campus Master of Studies in Law program, drawn from our ABA-accredited law school and AACSB-accredited Opus College of Business. You’ll also become part of our alumni network, which includes over 100,000 members across countless relevant industries, with chapters in cities throughout the U.S., including Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and Seattle.

Learn about our on-campus degree options

You can earn this degree in person at the St. Thomas campus in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our on-campus program offers additional flexibility in the courses you can choose and the time it takes you to complete the program.

Take the first step today

The demand for ethics and compliance expertise is growing rapidly, in industries ranging from banking and investment to manufacturing and healthcare. Earn the necessary skills to enjoy a rewarding career, while enjoying the convenience of online study. Earn your Master of Studies in Law online at the University of St. Thomas.

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