Meet Tony Chisholm, a private investigator and EKU Online paralegal student. Tony started as a student at EKU back in 1978. Listen to his journey and how EKU Online has been assisting in his success.

Paralegal Programs

Eastern Kentucky University’s 100% online paralegal programs are elite, ABA-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.

Choose from three program options:

What sets our program apart?

Focused on paralegal best practices and producing excellent student outcomes, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as legal research and writing, litigation, legal administration and computer applications, family law, criminal law and probate practice.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Active job placement assistance for all graduating students —90% of graduates are employed or attending graduate or law school within six months of graduation
  • The EKU paralegal program is a respected charter member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE)
  • Our expert faculty have extensive training in online education. All instructors hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Ph.D.
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees