Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies Online Program

Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies Online Degree Program

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Prepare for an Exciting Law Office Career by Attending Paralegal School Online with Liberty!

Students pursuing Liberty University’s Online Paralegal Degree program will gain a better understanding of the legal system. Students in our online paralegal school will be immersed in political and economic ideas, government institutions and free market processes. Working professionals can transform their careers by being educated or trained in paralegal school online, without having to quit their job to attend a residential campus. The faculty at Liberty's Online Paralegal School have experience as private practice partners, lawyers and attorneys, certified public accountants, certified mediators and nearly every specialty the field of paralegal studies touches in a legal and administrative setting. 

Students in our Online Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies are also taught the fundamental skills needed to be a successful and respected professional paralegal working closely with and supporting attorneys. Paralegals are employed by a lawyer to perform legal work and are therefore a vital part of the legal process. Paralegals are also responsible for the significant amount of preparation that goes into court visits. Lawyers and paralegals will often have many overlapping responsibilities.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies?

Liberty's Online Paralegal School courses are taught by professors with real-world experience in professional and legal settings and are dedicated to helping you use your career to influence the lives of those you touch. Our paralegal studies degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus, and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

At Liberty, you will be well-prepared for careers in various legal fields with your online paralegal degree. You will be immersed in case studies and experiential learning as you dive into legal settings. Our online paralegal degree offers a convenient eight-week online format, so you pursue your passion for the law without changing your lifestyle.

What Will You Learn in our Online Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies?

You will begin your online paralegal degree by learning the philosophical foundations and methodologies designed to improve your understanding of basic law practices in today’s world. As you work through our Online Paralegal School, you will gain knowledge of criminal law and procedure, a vital aspect of paralegal programs. You will also learn about the foundations of law, performing title searches, writing depositions, and real estate transactions.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor's degree in Government or Criminal Justice.

Benefits of our Online Paralegal School

  • By earning an Online Paralegal Degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Online Paralegal School programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You will benefit from networking opportunities with other professionals in our online paralegal school from around the country.
  • You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience as a student through Liberty’s Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies online.
  • Online Paralegal DegreeOur degree is #1 in Best Online Paralegal Studies Programs according to Best

  • Our Online Associate's Degree Paralegal Studies is in the top #3 Most Affordable Online Associate's Degrees in Paralegal Studies according to

  • Voluntary certification is available through the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue our Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice online program? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • Potential college credit for military training.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Online Paralegal Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 60 total hours
  • 15 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • A maximum of 45 hours may be transferred in.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Paralegal Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with a Paralegal Associates Degree

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Government Work
  • Legal Secretary