Stand Out With a Legal Education From Pitt Law
Get Immediate Career Benefits with a Graduate Certificate
Our online graduate certificate programs can be completed in 10 months. Build a concentrated expertise within specialized fields of law, and, for fields like health care compliance and HR, prepare to sit for key industry exams that will further your career.
When you complete your certificate program, you are half the way to earning your MSL. Should you decide to continue on for the master’s degree, you can apply the 15 credits you earned in your certificate program toward the 30 credits required for the full MSL.
Earn an MSL With a Focused Specialization
The MSL core curriculum is designed to help you start thinking like a lawyer. Beginning with a look into the U.S. legal system, you will gain the experience you need to start predicting answers to legal questions. From there, you will drill down on the specifics around contracts, torts, property, constitutional law, criminal law, and much more.
Then, with a strong legal foundation under your belt, the curriculum tied to your chosen specialization will elevate your legal acumen to give you an edge in your field, whether you are a seasoned professional looking to move up into a leadership position, or a career changer just getting started on your newly chosen career path.
Explore the career opportunities that a legal education can bring you.
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Find the online program that fits your needs. Our Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their careers through a legal education with a versatile alternative to the traditional three-year JD degree. Our graduate certificates can further your expertise within a specific area of the law in 10 months. Students who complete a certificate program have the option of applying those 15 course credits toward the Online MSL degree.
Complete the form to get a program brochure for Pitt Law’s Online MSL plus your chosen specialization, or your chosen certificate program, delivered to your inbox.
Be Prepared to Sit for Key Industry Exams
Get the Advantage of an Accredited Program
The Health Care Compliance Certificate program is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®. With your Health Care Compliance Certificate or MSL with a Health Care Compliance specialization, you can be eligible to sit for:
- Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)®
- Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional-International (CCEP-I)®
- Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®
- Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)®
- Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC®)
Prove your HR Expertise
Graduates of the Human Resources Law Certificate program or the MSL with a Human Resources Law specialization program (who have fulfilled the applicable requirements) will be eligible to sit for industry-based human resources certification exams offered by:
Know More. Achieve More. Earn More.
With a master’s degree in hand, you on average can earn 18 percent more than you would with a bachelor’s degree alone.1 Total compensation will vary by the market you live in or near, and by your specific industry and position. Take a look at the highlighted positions below that relate back to each of our four specializations.
Corporate Compliance Officer
Insurance Compliance Officer
HR Operations Director
Senior Contract Negotiator
*Total annual compensation as of January 20, 2023.
I would absolutely recommend HCC online. The program is relevant to real-world practices and expanded upon my base of knowledge. I can now evolve as a leader and preceptor in the health care sector, where my employer and I can have the certainty and confidence to accept the challenges in the clinical, business, and now the regulatory fields that lie on the horizon.
Go further with Pitt Law
Getting ahead starts with investing in yourself. Pitt Law’s online programs offer you the best cost for a well-rounded, practical legal education taught by world-renowned faculty. Get started on your path to achieving your career goals today.
Keep the Momentum Going
You are a busy professional, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the opportunity to further your education. The Online MSL program is crafted to fit into your schedule while getting you quickly up to speed on the legal system. In just two years, you can graduate with the skills you need to make waves in your field.
Gain insights quickly to accelerate your career. Step up into a leadership role or break into a new career path with Pitt Law.
I can't speak highly enough about the University of Pittsburgh Master of Studies in Law program. It has enabled me in my current senior manager role for Quality Systems & Compliance that hosts federal regulators, where I am able to use my legal experience and background extensively when regulators are on site.
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- Retrieved February 13, 2023, from bls.gov/careeroutlook/2022/data-on-display/education-pays.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from glassdoor.com/Career/corporate-compliance-officer-career_KO0,28.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from glassdoor.com/Salaries/insurance-compliance-manager-salary-SRCH_KO0,28.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from glassdoor.com/Salaries/hr-operations-director-salary-SRCH_KO0,22.htm
- Retrieved January 20, 2023, from glassdoor.com/Salaries/senior-contract-negotiator-salary-SRCH_KO0,26.htm