M.A. Online

Legal Studies

American Public University

24 months
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/year
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The Legal Studies MA course at the American Public University offers you a better understanding of the law as it relates to your legal or non-legal career. It is not intended for practicing law, but rather to build upon your existing knowledge of the law by further expanding your comprehension of legal doctrines, legal concepts, and workplace legal issues. 


Course Details

Build upon your existing knowledge of law, legal doctrine, and legal concepts with the Legal Studies MA course at the American Public University.

APU’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Legal Studies is designed for law-related professionals looking to increase their legal insight. You delve into legal definitions, practices, and values, as you develop a working knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and procedures. To prepare you for the rigor of your legal responsibilities, our online master of legal studies program will challenge you to develop sound research and communication skills. 

This degree will also aid you in doing your part to help solve aspects of the complex societal challenges associated with the public’s ability to access justice by equipping you for ethical service and leadership.

What You Will Do

  • Integrate legal research and writing skills into a variety of communications
  • Facilitate the creation of new solutions to complex societal legal problems through critical thinking and analysis 
  • Design innovative legal solutions with technology

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Methods of Legal Research and Writing
  • Property Law
  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 24 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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