EKU Online™ Partially Online Paralegal Programs

The EKU Online™ Partially Online Paralegal program is an elite program of study that matches your personal and professional goals. 

Succeed. EKU's unique combination of online coursework with an intensive, on-campus experience highlighting skills essential to the paralegal profession prepares graduates for their future endeavors. Students are required to complete a minimum of 10 semester credit hours in the traditional format, and have the flexibility of completing the remainder of their program online. Some degree paths also include valuable internship experience, positioning students to pursue their paralegal careers with confidence. 

Engage. In addition to completing the majority of the coursework online, students travel to EKU’s Richmond, Kentucky campus for two weeks of on-campus instruction. Complete this requirement during one or two Summer sessions to suit your work and family obligations. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to interact with fellow students and faculty as you develop fundamental skills for your future. Topics include research, writing, ethics, and tips for a successful paralegal job search.

Learn from the experts. All of our faculty hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Ph.D. and our part-time faculty are practicing attorneys, judges and elected officials. The EKU paralegal program is a respected charter member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Continue a tradition of excellence. EKU is a regionally accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. Our graduates are successfully employed at many of the top legal employers throughout the region.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of individuals employed as paralegals and legal assistants will increase dramatically by 2018. 

Whether you are looking to enter the paralegal workforce quickly with the best possible skills or want a more in-depth understanding of paralegal science, EKU has the degree program for you. 

Kentucky law prohibits paralegals from engaging in the practice of law. Completion of the Paralegal Studies major and/or receipt of a degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies/Sciences does not entitle one to practice law or render legal advice, except as provided by law. See: Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 3.700 and Kentucky Revised Statutes 524.130.



Get to know Treva Macy, an academic advisor for EKU Online programs at Eastern Kentucky University. Treva advises online students every step of the way -- from enrolling for classes to preparing for graduation. At EKU, we’re committed to your success. You have our full support.