Certificate in Paralegal Studies

About: 

UMass Lowell's Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies offers a unique mix of legal theory and practical skills applications. This program is available entirely online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses.

Available courses focus on a variety of different legal areas such as real estate law, legal research, and litigation. Students can customize their program by selecting two electives from courses such as Family Law; Corporate and Property Law; Wills, Trusts and Estates; and Women and the Law.

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

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Tuition/Fees: 

 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $380
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,170 ($380 x 3 credits = $1,140 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

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

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.

Accreditation: 

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

 

Admissions: 

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 certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu to determine eligibility.

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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