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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.  For course descriptions and career information for financial services regulatory compliance students, please visit the M.S.L. with a concentration in financial services regulatory compliance  homepage.

Health Law and Compliance

As a student in the online graduate certificate in health 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 healthcare-related careers. The five-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 compliance certificate program in the summer. For course descriptions and career information for health law and compliance students, please visit the M.S.L. with a concentration in health law and compliance homepage.

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 the summer. For course descriptions and career information for higher education law and compliance students, please visit the  M.S.L. with a concentration in higher education law and compliance homepage.

Legal Operations 

As a student in the online graduate certificate in legal operations 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 operations certificate program in summer. For course descriptions and career information for legal operations students, please visit the  M.S.L. with a concentration in legal operations homepage.

Admission Requirements

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

  • a completed online application
  • 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.
  • a current resume
  • 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 $862 per credit hour for the 2019-2020 academic year. For full tuition and fee information, please visit the Samford Student Financial Services website.