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Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program

College Choice
In 2017, Rice's online Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program ranked No. 2 for Best Online Paralegal Programs by College Choice.  Rice University's Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program is skills-based and offered in both a classroom and online format. The paralegal studies program is taught by practicing attorneys and includes career search support. Individuals successfully completing the program will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the paralegal profession is projected to grow 17 percent between 2012 and 2022, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual salary for paralegals was $47,570 in 2013, with the top 10 percent earning an annual salary of $76,960.
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Earn the Paralegal Graduate Certificate

Participants must successfully complete the Essential Skills course and substantive topic courses to earn the Rice University Paralegal Graduate Certificate. Class projects and exams, including a comprehensive final will be administered. Participants must score 70 percent or better on the final exam, obtain a class average of 70 percent and attend at least 70 percent of the classes in order to earn the certificate.
VA Benefits
The Rice Paralegal Graduate Certificate program is proud to enroll veteran and active duty personnel and is eligible for VA educational benefits. The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is honored to help support veterans during their transition to civilian life after serving our country. For more information, visit the Rice Veterans Education Benefits Page.
"The Paralegal Program at Rice is excellent. The attorneys chosen were definitely the best for the courses they taught. It was not only a wonderful experience, but one that positively impacted my future."
2016 Paralegal Certificate Program Graduates