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Paralegal Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

EKU’s 100% online post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal science is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in an area other than paralegal science. The certificate program prepares students to enter the paralegal workforce in as little as 18 months.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 30-31 hours
Tuition: $417 per credit hour
                   $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Not accepted for post-baccalaureate program
Career Options:  Paralegal and legal assistants for law offices and firms, nonprofit organizations, corporate in-house counsel offices, state and local government, courthouses, banks and insurance agencies


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

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that 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.