Affordable Online Master's in Legal Studies

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aiham78 posted this 25 June 2014 - Last edited 15 March 2016

I always thought of studying law to add the law degree under my belt. For some reason, I felt it is an essential knowledge for a successful manager, analyst, executive... to be more familiar with the legal aspect of the job duties (As a helper) Currently I'm pursuing MBA (healthcare) with WGU and I like it, I will be done with it soon and started looking for a university/ college offering the law degree I want, a degree to know the law not to practice it.

I found a Master of Science in Health Law by NSU, it will cost around $25,000 (same cost as my MBA) edit: (2X the cost of my MBA), WGU charges $13,000 for the whole program in 2 years and less if you are able to finish it faster. I think it is too much for a helper degree plus it is not 100% online "there are 3 required visits to the campus".

I started looking for other 100% online law degrees with cheaper price tag, I wasn't successful in finding a lot. I was wondering if anyone can comment on the real benefits of the master of law, if any.

And if there are any other online options to gain the law knowledge like a certificate... Any opinion or suggestion is appreciated.

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Kayleigh posted this 08 July 2014 - Last edited 15 March 2016

Hi there,

Thanks for your question!

A Master's in Law is a solid alternative if you want to learn in the in's and out's of the law but not become a practicing attorney.

However, if you just want to gain a base understanding of the law to supplement your MBA you can consider a certificate or an associates degree (and save money!).

American Public University offers a 100% online Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies for $15,500 that may interest you.

APU summarizes the degree saying,

"The University offers its Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies to help working adults prepare to meet the demands of the paralegal profession. This law-based degree is designed for career-motivated individuals and is facilitated entirely online. Students have the flexibility to complete a foundational management degree and balance it with their existing schedules. Students gain a formative understanding of litigation, ethics, real estate law, criminal law, paralegal procedures, legal research, writing, civil practice and general law. This career-relevant program provides a foundational education and attracts working adults interested in the general field of law, legal support and administration."

View more online master degrees in law here.

View online certificate's in law.

Best of luck!

Kayleigh
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aiham78 posted this 08 July 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

That is indeed a great alternative. I will certainly go into that path.

Thank you so much for your reply and help.

Kayleigh posted this 08 July 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

You're very welcome!

Best, Kayleigh