Master’s Degree Tracks
Human Resources Track

Job growth for human resources managers is projected to increase 9% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.1  The outlook for HR professionals with legal compliance training is even better, with an expected 14.7% associated pay boost.2  Today’s highly regulated workplace demands that these directors, managers and administrators have the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate a growing number of complex employment laws and regulations. In fact, the Department of Labor currently enforces more than 180 federal laws, covering a range of workplace activities for 125 million workers.3

The online Master of Studies in Law, Human Resources Track, provides these professionals with the necessary legal compliance knowledge and skill to reduce risk and increase value for their business, in a flexible, accessible degree format.

Working professionals can earn their degree in their choice of less than two years or up to four years without coming to campus.

The 30-credit Master’s Degree, Human Resources Track includes:


30 total credits in as few as 21 months (or up to 4 years).

Human Resources Concentration Courses (Choose 12+ Credits)

The Human Resources Track curriculum is designed specifically for and uniquely tailored to HR professionals. Courses cover fundamental and current areas of employment law, to help HR professionals learn to ask the right questions, mitigate risk, and reach the right business decision. Students take only MSL classes, collaborating with their cohort and MSL peers, each providing relevant professional perspective. The MSL program also does not incorporate any JD courses or include JD students. The result is a strategic and enhanced lens with an immediately applicable set of tools, only possible through this level of coursework and professional collaboration.

Concentration Courses may include:

Other Electives (Choose up to 6 credits)

Our online MSL allows students the flexibility to choose elective courses of interest both within and across professional tracks, providing depth and breadth of knowledge. Courses may include:

1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm#tab-6
Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections program December 17, 2015

2 Weisser, Cybele, et al. “The 21 Most Valuable Career Skills.” Money Jun. 2016: 42-50.
3 https://www.dol.gov/general/aboutdol/majorlaws

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