With the on-line option, a practitioner can take courses anytime and anywhere without the time and geographical constraints required to attend on-campus courses.
Admission requirements to the part-time program are the same as for the full-time program.
Following admission, a change in status (i.e., on-line to on-campus) requires the approval of the Director.
On-line students must satisfy the same course requirements as the on-campus students in order to receive the LL.M. degree. All students must successfully complete a minimum of 26 credit hours.
The course materials, deadlines, and grading standards will be the same for on-line and on-campus students. The only difference between the two is where the student is located.
On-line Student Experience
The on-line requirements are identical to the on-campus requirements. Both options are exactly the same in terms of curriculum, thesis requirements, exams, and student participation. On-line students can attend all of the LL.M. lectures live (synchronous), if the on-line student connects at the time the courses are being offered. When on-line students are able to attend live, the on-line student will be able to participate in the classroom experience with on-campus students and other online students live. All students and the professors will be able to see and hear the on-line students, and vice-a-versa.
Alternatively, if the on-line student cannot attend the live classes, the on-line student will attend at his or her own convenience by downloading the lectures/PowerPoint slides online (on the computer or mobile phone), and participating in classroom assignments, discussion forums, and exams/papers.
All students, regardless if on-campus or on-line, will be able to access the courses anytime and anyplace with a computer or phone with an Internet connection. We will also use Blackboard which will allow professors to post course information such as their syllabi, PowerPoint, lecture materials, notes, assignments, tests, announcements, and discussion forums. The discussion forums will enable all students and professors to post questions, answers, and comments 24/7 and from any location around the globe.