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Prepare for a Rewarding Career in the Paralegal Field

Whether you are just beginning or are wanting to advance your paralegal career, we have a program that will work for you

Eastern Kentucky University’s 100% online paralegal programs are elite, American Bar Association-approved programs of study that can help you start or advance your paralegal career. The ABA requires approved programs to go through a rigorous review process, ensuring the programs meet the ABA’s stringent requirements for program quality.

Online paralegal students have the opportunity to complete all but 9 semester credit hours according to their own schedule, studying anytime and anywhere that is convenient. The remaining 9 semester credit hours of legal specialty coursework are completed through synchronous online instruction.

Program graduates are prepared to take on important legal roles across a variety of industries and are eligible to sit for the certified paralegal exam.

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Paralegal Degree & Certificate Options

The paralegal program is a 100% online program. A minimum of 9 semester credit hours of legal specialty coursework are completed through synchronous online instruction.

The laws of Kentucky and other states prohibit paralegals from engaging in the practice of law or providing legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Therefore, completion of a major, minor, or certificate in Paralegal Studies/Sciences does not entitle one to practice law, provide legal services directly to the public, or render legal advice, except as provided by law.

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Meet the Paralegal Faculty

EKU has been a leader in online education for more than 15 years, providing more than 50 online degree and certificate options.

A regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university, EKU is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.

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Our students receive online tutoring and career services at no charge. EKU provides convenient assistance with a wide range of both subject specific, and general tutoring needs.

Generous Transfer Credit

You’ve worked hard for your credits. EKU Online helps you put them to work towards your degree with a generous credit transfer policy for hours earned at other universities.

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Advancing your career doesn’t have to break the bank. EKU Online offers a range of scholarships designed to address the financial needs of our students.

Military Friendly

EKU provides dedicated support to military students, including discounted tuition.

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EKU paralegal student Tony Chisholm talks about why EKU Online was the right choice for him.

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We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.

  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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