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Legal Studies

Washburn University

48 months
708 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
708 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
315 USD/credit 9450 USD/year
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The Legal Studies program at Washburn University prepares students for successfully gaining employment in the legal profession as paralegals, legal assistants, or related positions. 


The Legal Studies program at Washburn University also serves to prepare students for continuing on to law school or seeking other advanced degrees. Students gain confidence, knowledge, and practical experience to succeed in the legal field, while understanding and respecting ethical obligations.

Legal Studies at Washburn University

If you like to think outside the box, make legal arguments, and challenge others, why not make a career out of it by getting the training to be able to support your arguments with legal research, analysis, and critical thinking? Perhaps, you want to gain a legal training and skills that will make you successive in pursuing law school so you can be come an attorney, or a paralegal, in order to help others navigate their way through the justice system and litigation. If any of these ideas interest you, a degree in legal studies may be right for you.

Students in the Legal Studies Program will gain hands on experience in drafting legal documents, conducting legal research using Westlaw, writing legal memos and correspondence, using proper legal citation, complying with legal ethics, thinking critically about laws and the legal system, interpreting statutory law, and reading, analyzing, and briefing case law.

Our program fosters mentorships between students and faculty, who have extensive, diverse experience in the legal field. Faculty get to know their students so they can help students achieve individual goals. We partner with community law firms, legal and paralegal associations, and other practitioners who provide opportunities to our students to further their learning, legal experience and success after graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Studies Capstone
  • Corporate Law
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estate Administration
  • Elder Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • While we admit domestic students up until one week prior to the last day to enroll, it’s in your best interest to apply as early as possible.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

If you meet one of the following criteria you will be granted admission:

  • A high school GPA ≥ 2.25 OR;
  • ACT composite score ≥ 21.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application for admission
    • official ACT or SAT scores (only required if you’re under 21)*
    • official high school transcripts
    • Pay a one-time, $20 non-refundable application fee
    • While ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, if you have previously taken the test we prefer to have your scores on file for advising purposes and potential scholarship increases (scores will not negatively impact your admission status nor scholarship earning potential).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 315 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Topeka

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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