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Earn Your Master’s in Legal Studies Online

Understanding the law and its impact on various elements of life can be crucial. American Public University (APU) offers an online MA in Legal Studies that prepares you to do your part to address complex societal issues related to the public’s ability to access justice. This program is specifically designed for nonlawyers who have law-related responsibilities and wish to advance their knowledge of legal doctrines, concepts, and workplace issues.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Solid Foundation

This program exercises your legal research and writing skills, challenging you to use critical thinking to devise creative solutions to complex legal issues facing society. You also learn to design innovative legal solutions using technology.

Comprehensive Coursework

Core requirements cover the common foundational areas of study, such as criminal law, legal research and writing, property law, contract law, tort law, and constitutional law.

Focus Your Studies

Your remaining courses allow you to tailor your studies to align with your professional goals. Choose from APU’s vast array of course options, including environmental law, cybersecurity, immigration law, homeland security and the law, sports law, and space law.

No Entrance Exam

Begin your studies quickly. APU’s Master of Arts in Legal Studies does not require an LSAT or GRE® entrance exam, the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

Professional Recognition

APU is part of the American Public University System, which is an officially recognized member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC Member Number 5070). This program alone does not prepare you for the practice of law or admission to the bar of any state. Request information to learn more.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Eligible family members include parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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