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Marist College

495 USD/credit
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If you enjoy dealing with legal issues, you should consider a career as a legal assistant, or paralegal within the Paralegal course from Marist College. The field has seen huge growth over the past 30 years, and it is expected to continue to be one of the fastest growing over the next 10 years.

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Paralegal s work with lawyers to conduct research; investigate facts; analyze, digest and draft documents; interview clients and witnesses. Most paralegals work in law offices, corporations and government agencies. To be effective, paralegals must be organized, analytical and good communicators. They must also enjoy research and writing. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Specialized training is recommended for individuals who want to become Paralegals. According to the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, more than 80% of all paralegals have received some formal paralegal education. A bachelor's degree is highly recommended, including or supplemented by paralegal training. Students with bachelor's degrees may use the Paralegal course from Marist College  to enhance their marketable skills.


  • Gives you an edge in entering a highly competitive field
  • Enhances your job opportunities if you are currently employed in the field
  • Complements other concentrations in our B.A. / B.S. in Professional Studies

This certificate offers students a college curriculum which is approved by the American Bar Association. Students are eligible for the program with a Bachelor's degree or 36 transferable credits, the weekend-concentrated schedule enables you to complete the 24 undergraduate credits within one year. 


Marist's Paralegal Certificate is approved by the American Bar Association.

Programme Structure

Students must complete 60 credits to earn the Paralegal certificate:

  • 36 general education credits, which must include 18 credits in liberal arts and demonstrate writing proficiency. These credits may be transferred from an accredited college or university.
  • 24 paralegal credits which include six credits in law related courses and 18 credits in legal specialty coursework.
  • Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in law related and specialty course work.

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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Tuition fees:

  • $495 per credit (Weekend Program)
  • $730 per credit (Evening Program)
  • Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

1138 - 2480 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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