Program Overview

This degree program is a sound first step if you are interested in beginning a career associated with the legal field.* More and more, legal staff and support service professionals are being hired beyond the doors of law firms; positions may be available in corporations, insurance firms, consulting firms, and health care institutions.†

*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. Graduates are not authorized to practice law or give legal advice. 

†Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 20164-175 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Legal/Paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    May be required to complete an informational interview. To apply you must meet one of the following standards: Are a high school graduate; Possess a General Education Development certificate or state-specific equivalency diploma; Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by your home state, and be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state; Are a high school senior eligible to apply and submit proof of high school graduation. May be required to take an entrance examination.

    Restrictions

    At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the online Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services program: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Our Mission

    Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. The University is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, and applied scholarship in a practical environment.

    About Kaplan University

    Are you committed to achieving your educational and career goals? Kaplan University not only offers online programs, but campus-based, and blended programs in fields such as social and behavioral sciences, business, criminal justice, education, health sciences,  information systems and technology,  legal studies, and nursing. Students can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.

    Who We Are

    Kaplan University is a part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC, which is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. Kaplan, Inc.'s wide range of products includes programs for kids and schools, test preparation, higher education and professional training. Each of our offerings helps students reach an important milestone in their education and careers.

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