One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Master’s in Paralegal Studies and offers a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. As a student in either of our online programs, you’ll expand your legal knowledge, refine your skill set and develop practical tools that can be applied to your job from day one; as a GW graduate, you’ll have the confidence and recognized academic credential to lead a fulfilling and prosperous career in the legal field. GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies program is seen as a trailblazer in the legal community, having been developed to address shifting roles and new requirements in the legal profession. Today’s firms expect paralegals who are more highly-educated, embody both breadth and depth of legal knowledge and have the drive to tackle complex challenges and make a difference. GW’s Paralegal Studies programs are recognized for delivering just that – an exceptional learning experience and the practical tools to succeed in today’s dynamic and evolving legal space. GW’s integrated curriculum weaves career preparation, ethics and professionalism, technology, and effective written and oral communication throughout the program so that students internalize these critical skills. Fully online coursework accommodates the unique demands of working professionals.
Earn a Premier Paralegal Degree
One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online paralegal studies programs can take you to a rewarding career with real earning potential. If you are an established paralegal who aspires to advance in the profession, GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies online program will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed and lead the field.
Gain the skills employers demand
Written and oral communication skills – good writing and confident speaking – are, by far, the skill set that employers value most. Master them and you will have an advantage in the market. Students in the GW Paralegal Studies programs learn to write and to present. From the first class to the last, students write and present in multiple formats using the latest technologies.
A Rigorous and Practical Curriculum
- American Jurisprudence - 3 Credit Hours
- Legal Research and Writing - 3 Credit Hours
- Advanced Legal Writing - 3 Credit Hours
- Litigation - 3 Credit Hours
- Contracts - 3 Credit Hours
- Business Entities - 3 Credit Hours
- Administrative Law - 3 Credit Hours
- Government Contracts Law - 3 Credit Hours
- Intellectual Property Law - 3 Credit Hours
- International Law - 3 Credit Hours
- Independent Research - 2 Credit Hours
- Practicum - 0 Credit Hours
A Program With the Highest Standards
GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies program is recognized for meeting and redefining the needs of the profession. The industry experienced a dynamic evolution in the early 2000s resulting in a new demand for sophisticated and highly educated paralegals. GW’s Master’s in Paralegal Studies has been recognized by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) for providing two of the best paralegal courses in the country; by leading federal agencies and law firms for producing exceptional paralegal professionals; and by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association as one of the nation’s best online programs. Accreditation and Recognition: GW is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, adheres to the highest standards of higher education, and works ceaselessly to create and maintain the very best, most rigorous program possible. Middle States (also known as Middle States Commission on Higher Education, or MSCHE) is one of the eight regional accrediting associations authorized to evaluate and accredit universities and hold them to high standards of excellence and achievement. The U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognize only these regional agencies for higher education accreditation.
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Last updated February 8, 2018