Advance your career in settings such as law firms, the judicial system, or legal departments in a variety of organizations. Complete your certificate 100% online at one of the largest providers of legal studies programs in the U.S.*
- Program Highlights: Study the law, the legal profession, legal terminology and transcription, legal technology, and law office management.
- Career Opportunities: Legal secretary or legal administrative assistant
- Foundation for a Degree: Get a head start on your associate’s or bachelor’s degree. You can transfer the courses from your certificate into a Purdue Global undergraduate degree.†
Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
Paralegals are not lawyers and cannot practice law or give legal advice. Graduates are not authorized to practice law and will not be eligible to sit for any state’s bar examination. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.
* Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2018-2019 Total Degrees and Certificates Conferred, First Major, Legal Support Services, nces.ed.gov/IPEDS. Based on total number of degrees and certificates granted by Purdue Global compared to other Title IV institutions.
† The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Purdue University Global is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLCommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score