Cumberland School of Law now offers online certificate programs in compliance and legal operations that can be completed in as little as one year of part-time study. Learn more below.

Financial Services Regulatory Compliance

Students in the online graduate certificate in financial services regulatory compliance 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 Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) 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. View financial services regulatory compliance courses.

Health Law and Compliance

As a student in the online graduate certificate in health law and compliance, you will learn the practical compliance skills necessary for advancement in a variety of health care-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 Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) 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. View health law and compliance courses.

Higher Education Law and Compliance

Students in the online graduate certificate in higher education law and compliance 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 Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) 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. View higher education law and compliance courses.

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 Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) 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. View legal operations courses.

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

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 $938 per credit hour for the 2023-24 academic year. Visit the Samford Student Financial Services website for full tuition and fee information.