Paralegal Studies Program

About the Program

The Paralegal Studies Program will discontinue in its current ABA-approved version and curricular format at the conclusion of the summer 2017 semester. Georgetown is no longer accepting new students into the Paralegal Studies Program.

Distinctive Education

The Paralegal Studies Program at Georgetown is widely known and respected by the legal community. Founded in 1973, the program has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1977, and is a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), the International Paralegal Manager's Association (IPMA), the National Capital Area Paralegal Association (NCAPA), and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA).

Focused Skills

For over 40 years, the Paralegal Studies Program has graduated paralegals who are leaders in the profession. Our graduates gain the legal and technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in a variety of legal environments. Graduates of the program work with lawyers and judges in prestigious legal settings all over the country, in the nation's largest law firms, in cabinet-level government departments, in nonprofits and legal aid societies, in major private corporations, and in many other settings. In addition, many of our students use the skills and knowledge from the program to further their success in law school.

Essential Knowledge 

The program's curriculum is developed and taught by faculty members who are distinguished legal professionals with careers that include service as paralegals, counsel to a congressional committee, law clerks, assistant to United States attorneys, and major law firm partners. The courses in the program are academically challenging, provide a critical understanding of the law, and fit the changing needs of the legal community.

Program Tuition & Course Materials Cost

Current Academic Year Tuition & Fees


Books & Supplies

$1,000.00 (estimated)

Includes: non-refundable application fee, tuition, and research fee. This estimated cost is subject to change. Room and board are not available.

Financing the PSP Certificate

Students enrolled in the Paralegal Studies Program may be eligible for private education loans. Further information about private education loans can be found on the Office of Student Financial Services website.

Additional potential funding source recommendations for currently employed students, unemployed students, and military/veteran students can be found at /departments/5/center-for-continuing-and-professional-education/resources-and-policies.cfm#Funding

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