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Join the Fast-Growing Paralegal Field

A paralegal career is ranked among the best careers in the nation. Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) will prepare you to become a leader in this growing field.

Regardless of the legal specialization you select, your coursework will focus on the critical thinking, communication, and technology skills that are highly desired by employers. 

MAP courses are designed for working adults. Classes are five or eight weeks in length and you will learn directly from attorneys and paralegals as well as through your assigned mentor.  

In MAP, you may select from a certificate or an associate of science in paralegal studies. 

Paralegal Studies
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Internships, Job Shadowing, and Job Placement

Most legal environments require employees have both education and experience. The Paralegal program is designed to position our graduates with a job upon graduation. As part of our “hit the ground running” initiative, our students gain hands-on experience, courtroom and trial experience, and networking opportunities with professionals in the legal community. Recent students have taken advantage of internships, job shadowing, or job placement at firms such as:

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Paralegal Studies Program, you must:

  • Be at least 23 years of age
  • Have at least three years of work experience
  • Have a GPA of a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale from the last college attended, a high-school GPA of 2.30 on a 4.00 scale or a GED score of 51 or above. (510 or above required for GED completion prior to 12/31/01).

Official high school or college transcripts or GED certificate must be provided. Students whose last accredited academic record is more than five years old will be admitted without consideration of GPA.


MAP Paralegal Studies Brochure

MAP Orientation
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