Essential to the practice of law, the paralegal profession is expected to grow 10% by 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate program covers a comprehensive curriculum of 129 hours. Through content designed by practicing attorneys and paralegals, you will gain substantive foundational legal knowledge and practical experience. Includes modules in legal technology and career planning will help you prepare for success the industry.
Upcoming Start Dates
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6 – 9 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mondays & Wednesdays
6 – 9 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program
Hear from instructors and students about the career benefits of the SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate program.
"I'm more marketable now as an executive assistant with a paralegal certificate."
— Emilie Beavers, SMU Paralegal Studies Certificate student
GI Bill® Approved
Active military, spouses, and veterans receive a special 10% tuition discount on all SMU CAPE programs and courses. You may also be able to use eligible VA education benefits – making your education accessible and affordable.