Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Certificate

SMU Certificate in Paralegal Studies | Dallas, TX

The SMU Paralegal Certificate consists of six modules, delivered over six months, taught by carefully selected and experienced legal professionals who share their knowledge and expertise.

Additionally, we provide paralegal resource materials including textbooks, reference books, and website support for students progressing through the program. 

Program fast facts

DURATION 6 months
FORMAT Blended
TUITION $5,495
NEXT PROGRAM August 16, 2014 - February 14, 2015 (Plano Campus)

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Strengthen your skills!

SMU’s exciting and challenging certificate program is ideal for legal assistants and staff wishing to augment their experience with a professional certificate. Skills and knowledge acquired in the courses include an understanding of legal procedure, ethics, and substantive law as well as research, communication and writing. In less than six months, you can earn a Paralegal Certificate from SMU!

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Upcoming Paralegal Studies Certificate Programs

Get started on your Certificate in Paralegal Studies!

  1. Confirm you meet the minimum program requirements.
  2. Attend a free online information session. Offered throughout the year, these 60-minute sessions are packed with information about SMU’s program and the paralegal industry.
  3. Choose your program and enroll. SMU’s Paralegal Certificate program is offered at the Dallas, Texas campus in both weekend and evening formats to fit your busy schedule.
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“The paralegal program not only changed my career, it changed my life. I would highly recommend SMU’s program as a fantastic way to learn a about the paralegal field.“
— Sandra Dyess
Recent SMU Paralegal Graduate

“I decided to enroll in the program because SMU is a great university with an excellent reputation. The program was well tailored to fit a 6 month schedule while balancing my full time job and classes.”
— Catherine Kabiru
Recent SMU Paralegal Graduate