48 months
499 USD/credit 14970 USD/year
499 USD/credit 14970 USD/year
306 USD/credit 9180 USD/year
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With an Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from University of Maryland University College, you'll acquire the tools you need to confidently and competently thrive in legal environments. In this program, you'll learn to produce and review legal forms and documents, apply statutes to legal cases, and assess fact patterns.


With your Legal Studies degree from University of Maryland University College, you'll be equipped to conduct legal analysis, write and draft legal documents, and perform research in the legal environment.

In your core legal studies degree courses, you'll examine the organization, function, and processes of the lawmaking institutions in the American legal system, as well as the role of the paralegal in the legal system and the governing rules of legal ethics.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Conduct research using appropriate resources to identify relevant, current legal authority
  • Draft documents that reflect critical thinking and legal reasoning to inform, evaluate, and advocate on legal issues
  • Apply an understanding of legal concepts and procedures to efficiently and ethically support the resolution of legal disputes
  • Synthesize relevant information and complete a wide variety of forms and documents used to meet client objectives

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Draft legal forms, such as petition for divorce, power of attorney, and identification and evaluation of estate property, for submission to court, using legal terms and nomenclature, as well as knowledge of a particular case
  • Review the elements of a statute and assess its application to a set of facts
  • Review a current case or statutory law and produce a legal theory, approach, or case study to support a hypothetical client's case

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Techniques of Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Torts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Criminal Law and Procedures
  • Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Advanced Legal Practices

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 499 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    14970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 499 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 306 USD per credit during 48 months.


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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