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How to apply

The Master of Legal Studies program admits new students for the summer, fall and spring semesters.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Work experience broadly related to legal studies preferred

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Application Checklist

✔  Priority Application Deadlines:  April 15 for the summer semester, May 15 for the fall semester or         November 15 for the spring semester.  Applications will be considered after these deadlines.

✔  Transcripts

✔  Standardized graduate-level test scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT) or request exemption of test scores       in the Personal Statement.  See exceptions to test scores below.

✔  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.  

Undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher:  Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher are eligible to waive the graduate exam score requirement. Please note you are applying for the GPA waiver in your personal statement.

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. Please state your request for a graduate level competence waiver in your personal statement.

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.  The personal statement should include a description of your professional experience and how it relates to legal studies and your career goals.