What makes the paralegal program at Marian University different?
A paralegal career is ranked among the best careers in the nation. Marian's Adult Programs will prepare you, academically and ethically, to become a leader in the paralegal profession.
- National average salary for corporate paralegals is $63,566
- 18.3% employment growth between 2010 and 2020
- In a list of 2012 best jobs, a paralegal career is ranked higher than a lawyer, architect, chemist or electrical engineer
You set your own pace
Marian's Adult Programs offers paralegal courses that are five or eight weeks in length. Most classes meet twice a week, in the evening or on Saturday mornings. Best of all, you can balance your course work with other work and family responsibilities, and there are no required study groups. We'll help you successfully complete your degree based on your needs and your schedule.
You get a valued degree, not just a diploma
Marian's Adult Programs offers a challenging curriculum that includes writing, research, critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Your paralegal studies degree will prepare you for today's competitive job market, to pursue a bachelor's degree in business, or even eventually go on to law school. Regardless of the career path you choose, a degree from Marian University will open the door for you to succeed.
You have hands-on experience
Not only do attorneys and paralegals serve as adjunct faculty, the paralegal studies program includes career fairs, guest speaker events, and networking opportunities to assist students in this competitive job market. In addition to your in-class coursework, you will be assigned a mentor in the legal field, participate in an internship, and choose from legal specializations that match your interests: family, criminal, corporate, environmental, personal injury, healthcare, medical malpractice, civil litigation, sports and entertainment, and international.