Certificate in Paralegal Studies

About: 

UMass Lowell's online Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies offers a unique mix of legal theory and practical skills applications. Two features of specific interest in the program are:

  • The Computer Applications for the Legal Profession course, which provides students with experience using general software applications and specialized legal software packages; and
  • The Paralegal Practicum, which provides students with real-world experience in research, drafting, ethics and client interaction.

Online Certificate in Paralegal Studies | Paralegal Certificate Program

Program Highlights:

  • Outstanding faculty
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • Two features of specific interest: course in Computer Applications for the Legal Profession and Paralegal Practicum

Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on Inquire Now to the right.

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Tuition/Fees: 

New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Current students register for their courses online by logging into the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $380
Registration Fee per semester $30
Returned Check Fee per semester* $30
Late Fee for Non Payment $50
Total for course** $1170 (380x3crds. = 1140 + 30 registration fee per sem.)

*applicable when checks returned unpaid

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education Website.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
  • UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, 2011 by The Best Colleges
  • UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London.
  • UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London’s Top 200
  • UMassOnline, UMass Boston President’s Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals, 2009 by Get Educated
  • Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges- September 2009 (Online Degree Reviews.com)
  • UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council , 2008
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 'Excellence in Online Teaching' Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Program of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Top 10 national rankings, #4 Best Professors (2005, 2006, 2007 Princeton Review: Best Business Schools rankings)
  • 4th in Primary Care Education, U.S. World Reports
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education - United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 
Admissions: 

Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the online application form. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to UMass Lowell. Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. Upon acceptance, notification will be sent to students.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

Contact:

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (978) 934-4220 or email financialaidquestions@uml.edu.

Request Information

Contact: 
UMass Lowell Advising Center
Phone: 
800-480-3190
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Certificate
Credits: 
18
Tuition Per Credit: 
$380
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Criminal Justice and Legal
Liberal Arts and Humanities