As Washington D.C.’s only academic-credit bearing paralegal studies program, the master’s degree in Paralegal Studies is more than a powerful credential: it’s a signal to the best employers that you withstood the academic rigor of one of the nation’s best paralegal programs.
You’ll study with the nation’s leading experts and get the critical knowledge and skills you need to enter legal, corporate, healthcare, or government practice with confidence and acumen. Paralegals perform substantive legal work, but may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.
The master’s degree can make you eligible for salary increases, promotions, and enable you to reach a higher GS level. And as a credit-bearing program, you can qualify for military benefits and federal financial aid.
Program at a Glance
The program is geared towards working professionals and other nontraditional students. Evening classes and online options help you manage your life’s multiple priorities.
This academic credit-bearing credential has been named among the best in the nation and will boost your professional profile in tangible ways.
With alumni across the country, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Italy, China, Japan, England and Taiwan, you’ll join a global network of professionals.
Where You'll Study
You can study on campus at the Graduate Education Center in Alexandria, Virginia or online. Students in the online program must take nine semester credits of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction. This will be provided through live online class sessions.
What You'll Study
The 12 courses within the MPS in Paralegal Studies provide the perspective and understanding you need to succeed in the legal field. This program includes a total of 32 credits.
The MPS in Paralegal Studies with a Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance provides a solid legal education and a graduate certificate in healthcare corporate compliance that is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board.