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    1 of 78 ABA approved programs nationwide


  • The Paralegal degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead is one of only five American Bar Association (ABA) approved four-year programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and one of only 78 ABA approved programs nationwide. MSUM is an excellent choice if you’re looking to work in a law setting as a paralegal or continue your education at law school.

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  • Benefits of a MSUM Paralegal Degree
    MSUM’s Paralegal bachelor’s degree is one of only a few in the upper Midwest. Employers prefer someone with a four-year degree to those with associate degrees.
    The Paralegal program at MSUM is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). It’s one of only five ABA approved programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and one of only 78 nationwide.
    Required internships provide you with practical, real-world experience to prepare you for paralegal careers or law school. You’ll develop a network of contacts and be able to narrow your focus on the path that appeals to you.
    You’ll be actively engaged in volunteer services in the Fargo-Moorhead community, where you’ll develop good citizenship qualities and experience that will help you in your future career.
    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    Develop essential leadership and communication skills through hands-on learning opportunities.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    MSUM’s Paralegal graduates enjoy excellent job placement and report satisfaction in their careers.

  • Kayla Peterson, Paralegal
    Lisa Wertman, Paralegal
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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