Learn more about our online graduate certificates.

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Financial Services Regulatory Compliance

 Students in the online graduate certificate in financial services regulatory compliance from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law will learn key issues in financial services policy and compliance from ethical, legal and economic perspectives. The  five-course curriculum focuses on understanding and applying the complex laws and regulations governing American financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on regulatory compliance. Students who later choose to pursue the M.S.L. degree may be able to apply courses completed as part of the certificate to their  degree program. Students are admitted to the financial services regulatory compliance certificate in summer.

Health Law and Policy

As a student in the online graduate certificate in health law and policy from  Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, you will learn the practical compliance skills necessary for advancement in a variety of healthcare-related careers. The six-course curriculum provides you with an overview of health law, regulatory affairs, insurance, and healthcare administration, with an emphasis on healthcare compliance. Students who later choose to pursue the M.S.L. degree may be able to apply courses completed as part of the certificate to their degree program. Students are admitted to the health law and policy certificate program in summer and fall.

Higher Education Law and Compliance

Students in the online graduate certificate in higher education law and compliance from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, you will learn the practical compliance skills necessary for advancement in a variety of higher education-related careers. The five-course curriculum provides you with both an overview of higher education law and a deep dive into higher education compliance. Students who later choose to pursue the M.S.L. degree may be able to apply courses completed as part of the certificate to their degree program. Students are admitted to the higher education law and compliance certificate program in summer and fall.

Legal Project Management 

As a student in the online graduate certificate in legal project management from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for effective decision-making and project management in the law firm context. The five-course curriculum addresses topics such as legal project management, law firm accounting, and e-discovery, giving students a well-rounded view of law firm administration. Students who later choose to pursue the M.S.L. degree may be able to apply courses completed as part of the certificate to their degree program. Students are admitted to the legal project management certificate program in summer.

Admission Requirements

 Students must submit the following items via our online application system in order to be considered for admission:

  1. a completed online application
  2. an official transcript indicating the award of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  3. a current resume
  4. a personal statement 

Tuition and Fees

Financial aid is not available for the online graduate certificates offered by Cumberland School of Law.  Financial aid is available for our M.S.L. and LL.M.  degree programs.  All courses in online graduate programs at Cumberland School of Law are  charged the graduate tuition rate which is $837 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year.  For full tuition and fee information, please visit the Samford Student Financial Services website.

Our Team

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Kim Davey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Michael E. DeBow
Steven Everett Wells Professor of Municipal Law
Cumberland School of Law
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Lynne Lee
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Paige Price
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
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Kelli Robinson
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Laura H. Tomlin
Director of Graduate and International Programs
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