Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy
The U.S. population is aging, and as it does the need for health and human service professionals with legal experience increases. Stetson Law’s Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy is a unique, online program designed to give non-lawyer students and working professionals an advanced understanding of elder law, policies, and ethics.
The Master of Jurisprudence at a Glance
In as little as two years, professionals from nursing, social work, and other human services fields will cultivate a strong foundation of Aging, Law and Policy. Gain a practical knowledge of elder law and policies, as well as the leadership and communication skills needed to advance your career, without having to interrupt your career or relocate.
Advance Your Career in a Growing Field
- Earn your degree on your schedule.
- Enhance your résumé and discover new career opportunities.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the legal system and how it impacts the elderly and those who advocate and care for them.
- Make better business decisions informed by your knowledge of the law.
Aging, Law and Policy Program Highlights
- Four semester, 25-credit online program
- In-demand areas of study such as disability law, gerontological healthcare, guardianship, taxes and estate planning, and ethics in elder care
- Courses taught by legal experts and leaders in the field of Aging, Law and Policy
- Access to Stetson's online library resources for Aging, Law and Policy
- GRE not required with appropriate work experience
Why pursue a Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy?
An advanced comprehension of Aging, Law and Policy provides valuable benefits for non-lawyers working in human service fields. Experienced professionals and recent graduates can meet the growing demand for specialized resources adept at evaluating and communicating legal issues, while increasing their skill set in this in-demand field. A basic understanding of Aging, Law and Policy will better prepare you to serve this vulnerable population.
- Gain a competitive edge for new career opportunities and advancement
- Become part of Stetson Law's alumni network and connect with professionals who assist students and fellow graduates with career placement.
Candidates for the Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy must satisfactorily complete four full academic semesters for a total of at least 25 credit hours. Students may enroll in additional coursework with additional approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
- Overview of Legal System (2 credits)
- Fundamentals of Contract Law (2 credits)
- Legal Research (1 credit)
- Healthcare Programs and Benefits (2 credits)
- Ethics and Professionalism (2 credits)
- Law and Aging (2 credits)
- Guardianships and Alternatives (3 credits)
- Long Term Care Planning (3 credits)
- Housing and Home Ownership (3 credits)
- Administrative Law (3 credits)
- Thesis (2 credits)