How to apply
The Master of Legal Studies program admits new students for the summer, fall and spring semesters.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
- Work experience broadly related to legal studies preferred
Applicants who do not possess a GPA of at least 2.75 may apply as a non-degree student to register for certain classes and to document academic ability. Acceptance as a non-degree student does not guarantee acceptance into the legal studies program.
✔ Application submitted by April 15 for the summer semester, May 15 for the fall semester or November 15 for the spring semester. Applications for admission may be considered after these deadlines on a space-available basis.
✔ Standardized graduate-level test scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT)
✔ TOEFL scores (international students only)
✔ Personal statement (One to two pages about how and why this program will further your career.)
✔ Resume or C.V.
✔ Two letters of recommendation.
Exceptions to the graduate exam test requirement
The requirement that applicants submit GRE, GMAT or LSAT scores can be waived under the following circumstances. Use the Test Waiver Request Form to petition the program for a waiver of the test requirement.
Evidence of graduate level competence: Applicants who already hold a graduate degree or have successfully completed at least 18 semester hours in another accredited graduate program may request a waiver of the graduate exam score requirement.Significant experience related to legal studies: Applicants with at least five years of broadly related experience after completing their undergraduate degree may request a waiver of the graduate exam score requirement. If you are active military or a veteran, please include military experience.