Master of Science in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy Curriculum
California University of Pennsylvania
One of the tracks California University of Pennsylvania offers for students is Law and Public Policy. This track is for those individuals who crave greater responsibility and understanding in law. Students will learn substantive and routine questions about law and how to apply it in different settings.
The core curriculum consists of 12 credits and four classes: Law and Public Policy, Law and Ethics, Law and Legal Method, and Law, Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Students will also participate in Law and Public Policy Electives, which will be 24-25 credits, depending on the classes they choose. Students must have a total of 36 credit hours to successfully complete this program.
A course that is available in the elective list is Law 730, Independent Study. This is a great opportunity for graduate students to develop research, writing, and analytical thinking. Students will work under the guidance of a graduate faculty member, who will direct the student as they prepare, execute, and submit the proposed course of study for departmental review.
This program will teach students how law is created as well as modified, and applied to all levels of government. Courses will delve into true legal reasoning and its practice in order to prepare leaders for positions in both free and democratic societies.
Students will learn the real purpose of law in modern life, and how to apply it to different situations and environments. Learning about order and regulation is important, especially within the legal studies field, and ensuring communities and nations can live in harmony, but still have respect for one another, is key.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Established in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is a medium-sized campus located in California, Pennsylvania, in a rural area 35 miles away from Pittsburgh. This school is dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. Students can choose from one of more than 75 online associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees offered completely online. You’ll receive the same diploma you would from one of our on-campus programs.
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