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Online Master's Degree in Paralegal Studies

Paralegals – also known as legal assistants – assist attorneys in a wide variety of tasks, including the investigation of clients and witnesses, preparation of briefs and cases, and research into laws and precedents. A Master’s in Paralegal Studies prepares you to enter the paralegal profession with an elite education.

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Albion CollegeUndergraduate
Albion, MI

Amherst CollegeUndergraduate
Amherst, MA

Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Paxton, MA

Anna Maria CollegeOnline

Arcadia UniversityUndergraduate
Glenside, PA

Armstrong State UniversityUndergraduate
Savannah, GA

Avila UniversityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO

Babson CollegeUndergraduate
Babson Park, MA

Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Muncie, IN

Ball State UniversityOnline

Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA

Barry UniversityUndergraduate
Miami Shores, FL

Bay Path UniversityUndergraduate
Longmeadow, MA

Bay Path UniversityOnline

Becker CollegeUndergraduate
Worcester, MA

Bellevue UniversityUndergraduate
Bellevue, NE

Bellevue UniversityOnline

Beloit CollegeUndergraduate
Beloit, WI

Berry CollegeUndergraduate
Mount Berry, GA

Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Bloomsburg, PA

Brandeis UniversityUndergraduate
Waltham, MA

Brenau UniversityUndergraduate
Gainesville, GA

Bridgewater State UniversityUndergraduate
Bridgewater, MA

Bryant UniversityUndergraduate
Smithfield, RI

Bucknell UniversityUndergraduate
Lewisburg, PA

Burlington CollegeUndergraduate
Burlington, VT

Calumet College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Whiting, IN

Central Michigan UniversityUndergraduate
Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan UniversityOnline

Champlain CollegeUndergraduate
Burlington, VT

Claremont McKenna CollegeUndergraduate
Claremont, CA

Clarion University of PennsylvaniaUndergraduate
Clarion, PA

Clarion University of PennsylvaniaOnline

College of Mount St. JosephOnline

College of Our Lady of the ElmsUndergraduate
Chicopee, MA

College of the AtlanticUndergraduate
Bar Harbor, ME

College of William and MaryUndergraduate
Williamsburg, VA

Columbia CollegeUndergraduate
Columbia, MO

Columbia CollegeOnline

Concordia University WisconsinUndergraduate
Mequon, WI

Creighton UniversityUndergraduate
Omaha, NE

Creighton UniversityOnline

CUNY--New York City College of TechnologyUndergraduate
Brooklyn, NY

Davenport UniversityUndergraduate
Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport UniversityOnline

Dickinson CollegeUndergraduate
Carlisle, PA

Drake UniversityUndergraduate
Des Moines, IA

Drury UniversityUndergraduate
Springfield, MO

Earlham CollegeUndergraduate
Richmond, IN

Earn Your Master's in Paralegal Studies Online

The demand for this profession has grown as employers attempt to cut costs by hiring paralegals to do jobs once handled only by lawyers. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data projects that employment of paralegals will increase by 18% through 2020, which is a much faster than average rate when compared to all occupations. The median average salary for a paralegal in 2010 was $46,680 in 2010, with the top 10% earning more than $74,870.

Job Duties for Paralegals

In general, paralegals help lawyers prepare for legal hearings, trials and any kind of meeting requiring legal expertise. Specific paralegal duties can vary, but typically would include organizing paperwork, preparing written reports for attorneys and preparation of legal documents.

Paralegals often specialize in certain areas of the law, including litigation and corporate law. Paralegals also must be familiar with the computer software systems that are used to manage paperwork in modern law offices.