Master of Arts in Legal Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

Gain a better understanding of the law for use in any career field with this master’s degree in Legal Studies. This program is not intended for practicing law, but rather builds on students’ existing knowledge to enhance their understanding of legal doctrines, concepts, and workplace issues.

Graduates of this law degree online will be prepared for careers in government, business, and other industries where knowledge of legal and ethical issues is required. Students have the opportunity to customize the degree to their personal and professional interests by choosing from more than a dozen optional classes in addition to their core requirements. Core classes include studies of the criminal justice process, methods of legal research and writing, and more.

Types of law examined in the core curriculum include:

  • Criminal
  • Property
  • Contract
  • Tort
  • Constitutional

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission