Gain the insight to navigate today’s compliance challenges

Santa Clara Law Master of Legal Studies Online

As a business professional, you understand that corporations and governments are spending significant amounts of money and resources on compliance, security, and risk management. Industry standards and compliance directives become more complex and ambitious every day. That’s why your business needs the turnkey techniques and solutions offered by an advanced degree, like a Master of Legal Studies (MLS), to meet your compliance challenges.

Innovative, Strategic, Responsive

This is what it takes to make it in the future of compliance. Our one-year program is specifically tailored to the needs of the seasoned business professional who is ready to take their compliance knowledge and skills to the next level.

SCU’s expert faculty are seasoned, world-class professionals with real-time advice to help you accelerate your company’s compliance efforts using innovative techniques and tactics.

We understand that if you’re going to spend the time and money on an advanced degree, you want a program that will set you apart. Our program offers forward-thinking, contextualized, and applicable information that is designed with results in mind. Our coursework is integrated with simulated compliance exercises gleaned from current corporate and government practice so you can ops test your learning without any risk.


Diversify your career portfolio with new competencies that cut across every sector.

Santa Clara Law’s Online Master of Legal Studies in Corporate Compliance uses a cross-disciplinary approach that cuts across every industry, whether you work in the most heavily regulated markets, like healthcare, finance, and government, or other industries that can still benefit from upping their compliance game.

The SCU Network Advantage

Embedded in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Law gives our Online MLS graduates access to industry innovators and disruptors as well as renowned faculty, experienced at handling today’s compliance challenges. As a student of Santa Clara Law’s Online MLS, you’ll hear directly from top compliance professionals with real-time experience at the helm of companies like Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Roche, and Intuit. You’ll also benefit from a network of alumni and associates that can only be found at a top-ranked university like Santa Clara University.

Meeting You Where You Are

Finding the right time to pursue your advanced degree might seem challenging. That’s why Santa Clara Law has designed our Online MLS program to give you the ability to complete coursework online where it’s most convenient for you—at home, on the road, or anyplace in between—so you have the flexibility to continue working without putting your life on hold.

From the very beginning, our program has been designed by compliance professionals, and today our curriculum is still built and updated to be relevant for those in the field. We can’t promise that it will be easy, but at Santa Clara Law, we’ve done our very best to make our program achievable for the working professional.

If you’re ready to take the lead in mastering your compliance challenges, we would love to connect.

Program Benefits

  • Learn from compliance experts from Silicon Valley and Beyond
  • Finish your master’s in 12 months
  • Prepares you to lead innovative, profitable, and sustainable corporate culture

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