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Master of Science in Legal Studies

Kaplan University

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Description

As a student in this online Master of Science in Legal Studies degree program from Kaplan University, individuals will work to prepare themselves for a variety careers that require a strong understanding of the law, as well as its interactions with societal institutions.

Throughout the course of this online legal studies degree program, students will gain the knowledge and the skills that are needed for accessing the law and legal system, as well as develop the understanding of legal terminology that is needed for applying the law in a wide variety of settings.

As a student in this online legal studies degree program, individuals will partake in a number of courses that will aid them to:

  • Develop practical skills in dispute resolution, ethical decision making, legal terminology and writing, and use of the law library
  • Focus on how to apply legal principles and concepts to solve real-world social, economic, political, and institutional problems within a professional context
  • Reflect on the ethical and moral implications of the law and legal processes
  • Complete a practicum and an action research report to demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in your online coursework to real-world legal scenarios

With a curriculum that is "outcomes-oriented,"this online legal studies degree program will challenge its students with real-world experiences that are intended to aid students in gaining the valuable credentials that many employers demand, while acquiring legal knowledge and skills you can apply throughout your future career.

Created by national leaders in law, social science, and teaching, and is guided by a National Advisory Board, this online legal studies degree will further each student's knowledge of the legal system without the pressures of law school or studying for the bar exam.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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