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MLS Degree: Higher Education Compliance

Higher Education is a highly regulated and complex environment accountable to stake holders 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 exhaustive study 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 (18 Credits)

  • LSTU 500S Introduction to the Legal System (3 credits)
  • LSTU 501S Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (3 credits)
  • LSTU 502S Ethics and Professional Standards (3 credits)
  • LSTU 503S Legal Research and Analysis (3 credits)
  • LSTU 507S Risk Assessment and Management (3 credits)
  • LSTU 540S MLS Masters Capstone (3 credits)

Higher Education Compliance Concentration (12 Credits)

  • LSED 532S Legal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety (3 credits)
  • LSED 533S Institutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation (3 credits)
  • LSED 534S Higher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations (3 credits)
  • LSTU or LAW Electives (3 credits)