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We offer distance learning programs in areas where knowledge and skills are currently in high demand: Wealth Management, Risk Management, International Tax, Health Law ​& Policy, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Business Law & Compliance, Cybersecurity, HR & Employment, and Real Estate & Construction Management.

“Our goals are to create an online flexible learning environment for the busy professional and to use state-of-the-art distance learning technology to deliver an educational experience that rivals what our students receive here on campus.”

- Executive Professor and Associate Dean William Byrnes

The programs are entirely online, which gives working professionals and students who have personal obligations the flexibility they need to learn and obtain new skills with minimal disruption to their already full lives.

In our programs, we don’t just put a camera in the back of a classroom to record a professor’s lecture. That approach is outdated and ineffective. Instead, we use state-of-the-art pedagogical techniques that take advantage of the latest in online learning technology.

Every course is specifically prepared with distance learning students in mind.

Each program takes approximately six semesters to complete, and upon completion, you have the opportunity to visit us at the law school to receive an honored “Aggie Ring,” making you a lifetime member of the extensive Aggie Network.

Available Distance ​Education Curricula

Two degrees — one strong curriculum

Two different degrees are offered for each program—an LL.M. graduate degree for lawyers (for those who have already received a J.D.), and a Masters of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) for non-lawyer professionals. While non-lawyers may have an extra required course or pre-requisite in U.S. Law, to put them on equal footing with their lawyer compatriots, the program structures and content are then essentially the same, regardless of J.D. status.

Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (sacscoc.org).

The Masters of Jurisprudence and Master of Laws degree programs have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).