Online Master’s Degrees in Legal Studies
Upon graduation, students may either pursue employment or further their education and enroll in a doctoral program. Master’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in health care, education, human resources, and legal facilities.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 18% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum within an online master’s-level program in legal studies may include major-specific courses and electives within a specific area of concentration, such as law and public policy, homeland security, and criminal justice. Students enrolled in these upper-level programs may learn the legal meanings, practices, and values pertaining to local, state, and federal procedures and laws. Core legal studies courses may include the following:
- Legal Methods
- Jurisprudence and Legal History
- Legal Research and the Law
- Applied Research
- American Legal System
- Legal Communication
Graduates of online master’s degree programs in legal studies may find careers in legal settings, education, health care, education, and human resources. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as paralegals and legal assistants are expected to increase by 18% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Public Safety Program Director
- Information Specialist
- Paralegal and Legal Assistant
- Nurse Administrator
- Police Officer
Graduates of online master’s-level programs in legal studies may further their education and enroll in a doctoral-level program in legal studies. The legal studies doctoral degree program may provide students with additional training on legal rules, doctrines, and policy arguments. Students enrolled in the juris doctor program may gain analytical and critical thinking skills, and they may study ethical responsibilities and the law.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Legal Studies
- MS in Criminal Justice - Law
- MS in Criminal Justice
- And more...
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.
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