Earn Your Master of Studies in
Law in Corporate Compliance

An Online Program for Non-Lawyers

Fordham Law School’s online Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) in Corporate Compliance program will help you solve complex compliance challenges and manage risk across a range of organizational settings.

In as few as 12 months, you will develop advanced legal knowledge and practical skills required to assess and strengthen your organization’s compliance practices. The online master’s program includes four optional program tracks, so you can graduate with expertise in your chosen field: financial services compliance, human resources compliance, healthcare compliance, and general corporate compliance.

Fordham Law School also offers an M.S.L. in Corporate Compliance in an in-person format at the Lincoln Center campus, along with other M.S.L., LL.M., and J.D. degree programs. Visit the Fordham Law School website to learn more about in-person programs.

Prepare to Uphold Your Organization’s Integrity

In a time where business transgressions make regular news headlines, compliance experts have become necessities in protecting businesses from violating laws and regulations. As a student in the online master’s in compliance program, you will acquire the skills needed to assess your organization from a compliance perspective and confidently act with foresight.

Develop the Skills Needed to Advance in the Growing Compliance Field

Learn to promote better business practices through the online master’s in compliance.

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A Customizable Compliance Curriculum

30 credits

4 program tracks

1 colloquium in NYC

Our curriculum will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how the law impacts the way corporations operate and the potential implications of unethical business practices. You will complete introductory coursework on U.S. law and legal institutions, and then have the option to specialize your degree with one of four flexible program tracks that will help you develop industry-specific expertise.

Choose a Specialization

General Track


Explore how laws and regulations impact organizational operations, and learn how to develop processes and protocols that protect your business from legal risk.

Courses include:

  • Crisis Management
  • Compliance Risk Assessment
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity

View the full General Track course list.

Human Resources Track


Learn how to navigate complex employment laws, and build a culture of compliance within your organization through effective ethics and compliance training programs.

Courses include:

  • Human Rights Compliance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Employment Law

View the full Human Resources Track course list.

Financial Services Track


Understand financial regulations and the institutions that create them. Prepare to help your organization remain compliant with evolving trading and market-making rules.

Courses include:

  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Economic Sanctions Compliance
  • Investment Management Regulations

View the full Financial Services Track course list.

Healthcare Track


Study the healthcare industry and its compliance risks: protecting patient safety, privacy of patient information, and proper documentation and billing practices.

Courses include:

  • Healthcare Compliance
  • Antitrust Law
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity

View the full Healthcare Track course list.

Set Yourself Apart with
Industry-Specific Knowledge

Earn a specialized M.S.L. in Corporate Compliance online in as few as 12 months.

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Why Study Online at Fordham Law School?

Located in the heart of New York City—one of the corporate capitals of the world—Fordham Law School is a top-40 law school committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to advance in their compliance-related careers.1 In 2016, we became the first law school in the country to offer a compliance-focused master’s degree. With the introduction of our online version of this program in 2019, students can access the best of Fordham, from wherever they are.

Flexible Class Times

Organize your classes around your personal and professional obligations—not the other way around. We offer live sessions in the morning and evening to accommodate your busy schedule.

Distinguished Faculty

Learn from and cultivate relationships with top compliance experts in the field. You will come face to face with Fordham Law faculty in weekly, live online classes.

Intuitive Study Tools

Customize your learning experience with features like dark mode, searchable video transcripts, and streaming. You can take assignments anywhere—and even make progress offline—using our mobile app.

A Powerful Network

Leverage Fordham’s New York City connections and global alumni network—build your compliance network at events, often hosted in partnership with Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

In-Person Colloquium

Interact with classmates, faculty, and top compliance professionals during an in-person colloquium at Fordham Law’s New York City Lincoln Center campus.

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Class Profile

Hailing from 13 states and Washington, D.C., and from overseas, our online students are experienced, driven professionals who bring a range of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds and experiences to the classroom.2

6–10 Years

Work Experience

28–42 Years

Age Range


Historically Underrepresented3





Apply to the Online M.S.L. in Compliance Program

Submit your application by June 18, 2024 to start classes in August 2024.

Application Requirements

All applications to the online Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance program should include the following:

  • personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation
  • résumé
  • official transcripts
  • application fee of $70

Applicants with compliance-related work experience are preferred.

The online master’s in compliance program is designed for professionals who do not hold a degree in law. If you have earned a J.D., an LL.B., or any other law degree, explore Fordham Law School’s LL.M. in Compliance, which is offered both in person and online.

Accelerate Your Compliance Career

Become an integral asset to your organization with a Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance online from Fordham Law.

1 2022 Best Law Schools U.S. News & World Report, ranked in 2021 arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 According to self-reported data, approximately two-thirds of our enrolled students as of May 2020 fall within the reported years of work experience and age ranges. arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 Historically Underrepresented: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference