What will I learn?

The University of Toledo’s paralegal studies program is one of the best in the nation and a model for other programs. It is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). That’s important to future employers.

Paralegals work with attorneys. They help research, write briefs and interview clients and witnesses. They work in law offices, corporate legal departments, non-profits and government.

An associate’s degree prepares you for a career. It also can be a gateway to a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies or a graduate degree in law or another professional program.

Paralegal Studies (2-year) Associate's Degree Highlights

An unrivaled paralegal program. UToledo’s paralegal studies program has been called a Program of Excellence by the Ohio Board of Regents. Other universities model their programs after ours.
Seamless transition to bachelor’s degree. UToledo’s 2+2 transition program makes it easy for anyone who already has an associate’s degree to earn a bachelor’s in paralegal studies with just two more years of full-time course work.
Our own teaching courtroom. UToledo’s paralegal program is one of the few with a state-of-the-art courtroom/classroom. Undergraduates learn the technology skills that employers value. They also receive hands-on training in trial presentation software and courtroom technology.
Hands-on learning with faculty experts. Classes are taught by lawyers and judges who combine theory with practical skills.

Career Opportunities

Department of Labor stats show that paralegal jobs are growing faster than the national average for other careers. UToledo paralegal studies students learn the technology skills that employers want in this competitive job market.

Paralegals work in:

Private law firms
Private industry/corporate legal departments
Government agencies
Non-profits

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,108.00 per year
Tuition and general fees are for 12-18 semester hours
Application deadline

1 July 2022

Start date

30 August 2022

Venue

University of Toledo

2801 West Bancroft Street,

TOLEDO,

Ohio,

43606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

For international students

You are a freshman student if you have never attended a college/university after secondary/high school graduation with 2.5 GPA. Students who have taken post-secondary (college) courses while enrolled in high school are considered first-time freshmen.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL internet-based: 71; TOEFL paper-based: 527; IELTS overall band: 6.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic overall score: 48; Duolingo English Test: 95; iTEP Academic: 3.7. Application deadlines: Fall Semester: July 1 and Spring Semester: Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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