Students will normally be granted regular admission status under the following standards:
The interview with the director is an approximately half-hour meeting to introduce prospective students to the program and the paralegal profession generally and discuss program requirements, course selection, and academic and career advising. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview once their admissions application is complete.
To receive a paralegal studies certificate, all students must successfully complete the 24 semester hour curriculum while maintaining a B average, and must receive a B or better in each required course.
All applicants to the certificate program must be concurrently admitted to the master's degree program in legal studies, which has the same admission requirements.
Application deadlines and admission requirements are available here.
The paralegal certificate program is approved by the American Bar Association. The paralegal certificate program does not qualify a person to practice law.