Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies

Paralegal Certificate

SMU Certificate in Paralegal Studies | Dallas, TX

Paralegals are an essential part of the successful law firm. The SMU Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a six month, noncredit certificate program designed to give an overview of the profession with an emphasis on practical skills. All modules are taught by carefully selected and experienced professionals who share their knowledge and expertise. 

Program fast facts

DURATION 6 Months
FORMAT In-Person
TUITION $5,495
NEXT PROGRAM October 6, 2014 - April 1, 2015
on the SMU Dallas Campus

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FREE Informational Video!

Watch our free on-demand information video about the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program.

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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

Paralegal Certificate Program - Dallas Campus
October 6, 2014 – April 1, 2015
This cohort meets Mon/Wed evenings - View cohort schedule
 $5,495  Register
Paralegal Certificate Program - Dallas Campus
January 31 - July 25, 2015
This cohort meets Saturdays
 $5,495  Register


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.