Launched in 2015, the Master of Science in Law (MSL) program doubled its enrollment in year two and will graduate its first class in May 2017. The program targets working professionals in highly regulated fields as seen in state and federal agencies, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. The program offers five specialties: health care law, environmental law, patent law, cybersecurity law, and homeland security & crisis management law. Taught in College Park (health, environmental and patent) and online (cybersecurity and homeland security & crisis management) by faculty from the Carey School of Law at UMB, the MSL curriculum allows students to earn their master’s degree in four semesters and on a part-time basis to facilitate the learning experience for a working professional. Through an agreement with the U.S. government, federal employees and their spouses receive a tuition discount to pursue the MSL. To date, Maryland Carey Law is the first and only law school to offer this financial support.
IMPACT: The MSL offers an education in law for non-lawyers, designed to provide specialized legal knowledge for professionals to succeed in an increasingly complex legal workplace.
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