Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

A Solid Credential for your Career

The Core Course Sequence from the Master's degree can be completed to earn the 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, in the classroom or online

This six-course sequence begins each Fall Term and offers the knowledge and skills that law firms, government agencies, and corporations seek in their paralegals.

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning or international equivalent. Additional application requirements can be found on the Graduate Programs Finder.

Core Course Sequence - 18 credits:  
PSLX 6210 American Jurisprudence (3 credits)  
PSLX 6211 Legal Research and Writing (3 credits)  
PSLX 6212 Litigation (3 credits)  
PSLX 6223 Contracts (3 credits)  
PSLX 6224 Advanced Legal Writing (3 credits)  
PSLX 6225 Business Entities (3 credits)

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For more information, please contact Avery Hymel at or 703-248-2800.