Online Paralegal Studies

Looking for a new career direction?

Earn your degree online in as little as 14 months.

Prepare for a dynamic and growing career as a paralegal with an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies from Marian University. Take control of your professional trajectory and join a field with a projected growth rate of 12 percent between 2020 and 2030.

In Marian's paralegal studies program, experienced attorneys and paralegals serve as instructors to guide and advise you throughout the program, so you are prepared to seize opportunities upon completion. You will grow from the insights and experiences of a legal professional in our 1:1 student-mentor program. Administrators and faculty carefully pair mentors with students who share an interest in a specialization to build relationships and network within the industry, even before graduation. Enter the workforce with skills sought after by legal firms, public and private corporations, government agencies, insurance and mortgage companies, financial institutions, and more.

Prepare for a new career in the legal field.

Conduct case law research.

Explain diverse civic issues and lawsuits.

Evaluate theories and positions on complex problems.

Assess legal issues on local, state, federal, and international levels.

Communicate researched facts, results, and findings.

Back up research and analysis with logical arguments.

Analyze the impact of social, political, and economic influences on systems.

Develop a career plan and social network.

Classes now forming!

Why become a paralegal?

Many paralegals find the most rewarding part of their job is the direct client contact, while others prefer a more research-based role. This intellectually challenging work utilizes your problem-solving, communication, research and analysis, and leadership skills.

Paralegals remain in high demand in organizations, extending far beyond the legal industry. Possible areas of specialization include family, criminal, environmental, personal injury, healthcare, medical malpractice, civil litigation, sports and entertainment, and international law. We'll work with you as you navigate your new career path.

You'll have opportunities to participate in an internship, externship, or job shadowing experience in your area of specialization. 

The paralegal degree is totally online. Classes last just five weeks with 9 start dates a year, to accommodate your schedule.

Marian University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Reputation and accreditation matter!

Most Innovative 2022 logoMarian University is ranked #2 Most Innovative School among Midwest Regional Universities for 2022, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Marian jumped one spot to #27 (out of 157) for Best Midwest Regional Universities.

You want a university with a great reputation, and one with a long and respected history. Marian University was founded in 1851 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often do classes start?

  • Are Marian's online programs accredited?

  • How much does this online program cost?

  • Will my credits transfer?

  • How many classes can I take at once?

  • Can I get financial aid for the online programs?

  • Do I have to be online at a specific time for classes?

Contact us at (317) 955-6271 or with questions or to speak with an advisor.