Today, paralegals—also called legal assistants—are assuming new responsibilities in legal offices and performing much of the same important work as the lawyers they assist. As the practice of law becomes more sophisticated, specialized, and international, qualified paralegals will continue to be in great demand. Earning an Online Paralegal Studies Certificate can help you move forward in this career field.
Post University's Online Paralegal Studies Certificate was designed with input from attorneys so that our students develop the skills they need to meet the challenges of the profession on an ongoing basis.
Our Online Paralegal Studies Certificate combines the strengths of a traditional New England University education with the convenience and flexibility of online learning. You will benefit from regular contact with and feedback from professors, as well as the opportunity to learn from and interact with other working professionals. Our highly interactive online classes are offered in eight-week modules, six times a year, making it possible for you to complete your Online Paralegal Studies Certificate in less time without sacrificing quality.
Graduates with an Online Paralegal Studies Certificate from Post University will be prepared to assist with legal research, the preparation of legal documents and, in some cases, interviewing clients. Paralegals also summarize depositions, interrogatories, and testimony. A paralegal generally works under the direction of an attorney or, in a large firm, under a paralegal manager. Those who complete the Online Paralegal Studies Certificate requirements will be qualified to fill positions in the following types of organizations: banks, insurance companies, real estate companies, private law offices, corporate law offices and local, state, and federal government legal departments.
Students in any major may pursue an Online Paralegal Studies Certificate by completing the required courses.
To learn more about Post University's Online Paralegal Studies Certificate, please complete the inquiry form at the top of the page or call 800.345.2562.
Accelerate your career with an Online Paralegal Studies Certificate from Post University.
|PARALEGAL STUDIES ACCELERATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FAST FACTS|
|STUDENTS IN THIS ACCELERATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM||211|
|AVERAGE CLASS SIZE||12|
|AVERAGE NUMBER OF TRANSFERRED CREDITS||3|
|2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS||22|
|2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS IN NORMAL TIME||96%|
|NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME||2 years*
*ADP students who do not transfer in any credits and take one course each module will complete this program in 2 years.
|AVERAGE PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME
|CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COST|
|Certificate Program Tuition*||$16,500|
|Room and Board||N/A|
|Approximate Program Text Book Cost||$1,500|
|*This is the cost of the entire certificate program using current tuition rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits.|
|OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)|
|Judicial Law Clerks
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants
|Title Examiners, Abstractors, and SearchersÂ||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2093.00|
|MEDIAN LOAN DEBT|
|Number of Borrowers||19|
|Median Federal Loan Debt||$15,774|
|Median Private Loan Debt||$6,502|
|Median Institutional Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Cumulative Debt||$15,774|