Flexible online or on-campus classes held at The Catholic University of America's main campus in Washington, DC or our new location in Alexandria, VA.

Improve your earning power and enhance your career with Paralegal Studies Certificate. Learn from industry professionals and choose from Litigation and General Practice concentration tracks designed to provide you with a competitive advantage in any law office.

Click here to view a live webinar recording featuring MSPS Director of Legal Programs, Chad Smith, Esq.

Paralegal Certificate Program Benefits:
  • Earn your certificate in 1 year.
  • Learn from experts with real world experience in the law.
  • Flexible evening classes available for working adults.
  • Prepare for an immediate career in a paralegal office.
  • Individualized attention and small class sizes.
  • Generous scholarships available.
  • Also available as an Associates Degree.
The Catholic University of America has been certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia.

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Positions range from Real Estate and Title Insurance Paralegals, Public Defender Paralegals, Bankruptcy Paralegals, and Criminal Law Paralegals.
noun_salary_1923778_b30000.png Average Salary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 18% in paralegal jobs from the year 2010-2020. The average salary for paralegal professionals is $50,940. The highest-earning 10% of paralegals earn an average of $79,010.

noun_honor-student_871291_b30000.png Alumni Outcomes
Students in our program work at the D.C and Federal Government, private law offices, and the State Department.
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Students can complete the Associates in as little as 2 years and the Paralegal Studies Certificate in 1 year.
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