Drake University is now accepting applications for its new compliance and risk management program that begins in fall 2017. The program, offered through Drake Law School and Drake's College of Business and Public Administration, includes a professional certificate, a Master of Jurisprudence degree, and a Master of Laws degree. According to U.S. News & World Report, compliance law is one of the fastest growing legal fields today. "Regulatory requirements in many fields have expanded over the last couple of decades, and companies want employees who can help them comply with the complex web of legal and ethical standards," said Jerry Anderson, dean of Drake Law School. "We developed the program in response to that need, with the goal of preparing students to handle compliance issues in a variety of industries." The 12-credit certificate program, which can be completed in as little as one year, allows working professionals to gain knowledge and qualification in the field of compliance and risk management to advance their career opportunities and build their resumes. Students must have received a bachelor's degree to apply, but a law degree is not required.