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Become a Paralegal in just ONE year!

  • Classes are held every other weekend so you can work full-time while earning your certificate in 1 year​.
  • CSM’s Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is the only program in the region where all major courses are taught by licensed attorneys.
  • 100% of College of Saint Mary’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate graduates are typically employed in the legal field within six months of graduation.
  • Our American Bar Association approved Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate includes 26 credits offered in a flexible delivery method.
  • CSM faculty are well-connected to the legal community and knowledgeable about the latest trends in the profession.
  • Students receive instruction in online legal research services, electronic discovery and law practice management software.
  • We offer small class sizes and one-to-one attention from caring and knowledgeable professors.
  • This certificate is accredited by the America Bar Association.



  Start Date

  Fall semester

  Program Length

  1 year

  Class Size

  12 students in each cohort



Paralegal Post Baccalaureate Program


The paralegal profession is growing!  Jobs for paralegals are predicted to increase by 22% through 2022. CSM graduates have received employment offers from top law firms and corporations, many times prior to graduation.