Organizational Ethics & Compliance

Organizational Ethics & Compliance at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

A pioneer in graduate education for the compliance field, the University of St. Thomas School of Law now offers master’s and LL.M. degrees in Organizational Ethics & Compliance, and dual degree and concentration options in this field for J.D. students. Each will help you develop your skills in one of the most important and influential fields of business today.

There is an immediate demand for talent that understands legal theory, laws, regulations and rules applicable to financial services, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. The University of St. Thomas School of Law's compliance programs set the foundation for a career in the fields of compliance or risk management.
- Yvette Hollingsworth, executive vice president and chief compliance officer, Wells Fargo
Yvette Hollingsworth


» Driven by market demand, our programs respond to companies around the world that say regulation and compliance risk is their No. 1 threat.

» The master's and LL.M. programs can be completed in one or two years and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The dual degree can be completed in seven semesters.

» Relevant, tailored curriculum was developed with the guidance of leading compliance professionals from 3M, Cargill, General Mills, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and other major corporations.

» Building on its national reputation for research and programming on ethics and professionalism, St. Thomas is among just a handful of universities offering advanced degrees in these fields.


Carolyn Brue

‌The compliance field has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, not just in the number of jobs, but in the complexity of the challenges that confront compliance professionals.  This growth suggests that our field is ready for a graduate-level degree program, and St. Thomas has set a high standard by creating an academically rigorous program that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of compliance work.
- Carolyn Brue, assistant general counsel and assistant vice president for ethics and compliance, Cargill


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