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Online Programs in Legal Studies

Do your part to help solve complex societal challenges associated with the public’s ability to access justice. Enroll in a legal studies program at American Public University (APU).

These fully online programs challenge you to develop sound research and communication skills, providing a framework for critical legal investigation. They also can lay the foundation as preparation for emerging legal services careers, such as compliance official, jury consultant, legal administrator, legal analytics, legal data security, legal software engineering, and victim advocate. The LSAT is not required for admission.

(APU is part of American Public University System, which is an officially recognized member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC Member Number 5070).

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We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

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You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

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Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits, and master’s degree students up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, professional training, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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