Professional Studies

Courses and certificates available for business and teacher education professionals. Whether you are looking for continuing education credits, a professional certification, or an opportunity to enhance your skills, our courses will set you on a path to accomplish your professional goals.


In today's competitive atmosphere, the added competency of effective communications is sought by organizations regardless of industry. Our courses range in topics, in which all practices are beneficial to those seeking to enhance their communication proficiency.

Financial Services

Whether looking to add Rice to your resume or prepare for a certification exam, Rice's financial services programs will assist you in reaching your professional objectives.

Human Resources

The future of HR is SHRM certified. For more than two decades, Rice University has successfully helped HR management professionals prepare for certification exams — with pass rates that have consistently exceeded the national average.


The Glasscock School offers multiple courses and exam preparation programs to enhance your management skills to drive your professional career.


Rice's Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program is offered in classroom and online formats. Ideal for career changers and those seeking a second career, the skills-based course is taught by leading, practicing attorneys.

Project Management

Rice University has partnered with the International Institute for Learning Inc. (IIL), a leading provider of training and course development in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, to bring you online continuing education programs.

Teacher Professional Development

For more than two decades, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies has provided high-quality, rigorous professional development opportunities for teachers, both locally and globally.