Master On Campus Online

Paralegal Studies

George Washington University

12 months
1205 USD/credit 38560 USD/year
1205 USD/credit 38560 USD/year
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The legal market is competitive and getting more so George Washington University gives you the skills employers demand so you can distinguish yourself: written and oral communication, complex task management, legal research, and leadership. The Paralegal Studies program is offered at George Washington University.


Key facts

The George Washington University Paralegal Studies program prepares its graduates to work in demanding legal environments by affording them the cognitive knowledge and practical skills that such employment demands: writing and speaking clearly, concisely, and effectively; conducting research and presenting the results; analyzing legal issues; thinking critically; working individually and in teams; operating professionally and ethically; protecting client confidences; and avoiding conflicts of interest among them.

Courses balance theoretical, philosophical, and historical study of law with practical applications of communication, analysis, ethics, and legal technology. Courses are designed in conjunction with the legal, governmental, business, financial, and international communities to ensure they are relevant and topical.

The credits earned through the graduate certificate may be applied to the on-campus or online MPS in Paralegal Studies. Students may also combine the graduate certificate in Paralegal Studies with a graduate certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance for an MPS in Paralegal Studies with a concentration in Healthcare Corporate Compliance.

Programme Structure

Courses inlcude

  • Independent Research
  • Practicum
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Business Entities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One (1) recommendation (preferably from a current supervisor)
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
  • Statement of purpose
  • A resumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1205 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1205 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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