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MLS Degree: Higher Education Compliance

Higher Education is a highly regulated and complex environment accountable to stakeholders from the federal government to parents. Our program is distinct from other higher education programs in that our graduates will become experts in the laws that govern institutions and protect students. This program provides an understanding of crucial issues in higher education such as FERPA, financial aid, campus safety, accreditation and risk management through a legal lens. Our students are well-prepared for high-level positions in administrative offices across all sectors of campus.


Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits)
  • LSTU 551 Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards (4 credits)
  • LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 560 MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)
  • LSTU 561 MLS Masters Capstone (2 credits)

Higher Education Compliance Concentration (20 Credits)

  • LSTU 640 Legal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety (4 credits)
  • LSTU 641 Institutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation (4 credits)
  • LSTU 642 Higher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations (4 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)