Western New England University

College of Law

Master of Science in Elder Law and Estate Planning


1215 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA 01119

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Elder Law and Estate Planning

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Elder law advocacy and estate planning require the services of more than just attorneys. Western New England University School of Law, a trailblazer in Elder Law and Estate Planning legal education now offers a unique opportunity for accountants, financial services, insurance professionals, and nursing home administrators who play critical roles in elder law advocacy and estate planning to complement their professional practice with vital legal concepts.

Through the Master of Science in Elder Law and Estate Planning, you can gain legal knowledge directly related to your profession without earning a JD, passing the bar, or becoming a lawyer.  You can study legal concepts relating to elder law and estate planning in traditional and online courses.  Traditional courses are offered on our Springfield, MA campus and Master's students learn alongside our JD students.  Online courses are taught synchronously, meaning that all classes are taught live and offer maximum interaction with faculty and classmates.  Some online courses overlap with our LLM in elder law and estate planning, giving you the opportunity to work with practicing attorneys to help grow your business expertise and connections.

  • Fall I: Introduction to the Law (1 credit; on campus)
    Lawyering Skills (2 credits; on campus)
    Income Tax I (2 credits; on campus)
  • Spring I: Contracts (4 credits; on campus)
    Trusts and Estates (3 credits; on campus)
  • Fall II: Elder Law (2 credits; online)
    Electives (2 to 6 credits; online)
  • Spring II: Electives (2 to 6 credits; online)


American Bar Association

Eligibility Requirements:

BA/BS from an accredited college or university

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 24

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1046 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FASFA code (002226)

Locale: Midsize City

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