Master of Science: Regulatory Trade Compliance (MSc-RTC)

For Trade Compliance Professionals

MSc - Regulatory Trade Compliance

The Master of Science: Regulatory Trade Compliance (MSc-RTC) degree is a graduate degree that centers on the practical application of program objectives, building on Dunlap-Stone University’s commitment to offer “Professionally Significant Degrees®.” The addresses regulatory trade compliance law practices, processes, and concepts, while developing core competencies across the discipline. The program prepares individuals to work in a range of regulatory compliance settings, managing employees, processes and results in accordance with industry best practices and in compliance with regulatory trade law.

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Log in when you’re available, whether that’s at work or at home. Your reading, lectures, and assignments can be completed on your schedule, but maintain a routine thanks to our structured seminars.


Finish in as few as 18 months! With 12 courses and only 36 hours needed for degree completion, students can finish in less than two years or complete the program over a longer period of time.


Applications may be submitted without a GRE/GMAT exam score, and from the ease of our secure student portal.


Connect with classmates as colleagues in the international trade profession, and discover what opportunities exist inside and outside of your organization.

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Learning Outcomes:

◉ Be prepared to work in industry, government, and a wide range of other settings in administrative and management roles, overseeing all aspects of the export and import of regulated goods and services
◉ Demonstrate mastery of the major components, relationships, and terminology associated with the regulatory trade compliance industry.
◉ Possess the regulatory knowledge needed to effectively manage trade compliance activities in a wide variety of settings.
◉ Apply critical thinking and analysis skills across regulatory settings, demonstrating ethical decision making.
◉ Utilize legal precepts, regulations and best practices to demonstrate competency in maintaining regulatory compliance.
◉Understand the workings of major foreign trade compliance regimens.

Program Entry Requirements

◉ Bachelor’s Degree
◉ English Language Proficiency
◉ CUSECO® Certification, 12 credit hours compliance coursework, or entrance exam.

Program Overview

◉ TRD-505 Export Fundamentals
◉ TRD-510 Import Fundamentals
◉ TRD-525 Auditing & Assessing Trade Compliance Processes
◉ TRD-520 Trade Compliance Special Circumstances
◉ TRD- 535 Agency Regulation in Trade Compliance
◉ TRD-540 Management of Trade Compliance
◉ TRD-528 Trade Compliance Treaties and Guidelines
◉ TRD-532 Foreign Compliance Regimens
◉TRD-550 Capstone Thesis


Estimated Time to Completion

A full-time graduate student completes 24 credit hours per year (six 4-credit hour, eight-week courses). Courses are scheduled with multiple program starts throughout the year.

A full-time student who has met the entry prerequisite requirements would take approximately 1 year and six months (72 weeks) to complete the 36 credit degree.

Program Cost

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $595

Total cost with fees: $22,740*

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Advisor for the final program cost.


Dunlap-Stone University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed  by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. DEAC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Read More Here.

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