Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Master of Science in Employment Law. The specialized program is created with flexible online learning options, to offer an impactful training for a career in ensuring equitable employment for all persons. A master’s degree will allow a professional student to continue into advanced career positions or maintain current positions.

For students to gain acceptance into the graduate program, prospective students must already have at least two years of human resources or business experience along with a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field. The acceptance requirements are the standards to ensure a student’s maximum benefit from earning the Master’s of Science in Employment Law.

The Employment Law Program highlights the key fundamentals in concepts essential to the field. Students will delve into core coursework that covers: Wages and Benefits, Occupational Safety, Discrimination and Harassment, Medical Leave, Bargaining Units and Unions, Workplace Privacy and the Future of Employment Law. The core curriculum provides students with a solid understanding of human resources law, legal terminology and research techniques, as well as the legal aspects of the structure, history and values underlying employment relations in the United States.

Successful graduates must be current in the innovative and ever-changing legal rights within the workplace. Modern businesses and HR departments are responsible for the legal and moral upkeep of labor laws and are in constant need of well-trained employment experts. Studying a Master’s in Employment Law can contribute to the future of workplace equality for older workers, LGBT employees, the disabled, working families, and others in need of legal support.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Applicants must have at least two (2) years of work experience in the Human Resources/Business Industry.

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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