Associate Degree Online

Legal Studies

American Public University

2 months
285 USD/credit 17100 USD/full
285 USD/credit 17100 USD/full
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Build your understanding of litigation, ethics, real estate law, criminal law, paralegal procedures, legal research, writing, civil practice, and general law with the Legal Studies Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University (APU).


Course Details

The Legal Studies Associate Degree (AD) from the American Public University (APU) stresses effective writing and communication, legal reasoning, critical thinking, interpersonal and organizational management, and proper legal research practices—all necessary skills for roles as a paralegal; compliance official; jury consultant; legal administrator; victim advocate; or specialist in legal analytics, legal data security, and legal software engineering.

Preparing you to provide ethical service and leadership, APU’s associate degree in legal studies online program will also support your quest to bridge the public’s ability to access justice.

What You Will Do

  • Apply legal research and writing skills in realistic legal contexts
  • Develop critical thinking and legal analytical skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency with law office equipment and software

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Civil Practice and Procedure
  • Legal Ethics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    17100 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 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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