Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Our Admissions Committee considers applicants for our M.L.S. program holistically. For those who do not meet the GPA requirement, professional or other related experience can be weighed in favor of the applicant. Applicants are expected to show the ability and drive to succeed at a graduate-level institution.

Requirements at a Glance

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3
  • Official college or university transcripts
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A three-page, typed, double-spaced personal statement detailing your motivation, skills, and suitability to pursue a M.L.S. degree at the Colleges of Law
  • Students for whom English is the second language: TOEFL scores or transcripts showing an completed English composition class with a grade of “C” or better (if proficiency is not otherwise demonstrated)

Applicants for the M.L.S. program will not be required to take the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, or any other graduate admissions test. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are not eligible for admission.

Application Checklist

To be considered for admission, M.L.S. applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed online or mailed application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $50
  • A three-page, typed, double-spaced personal statement
  • At least one letter of recommendation   
  • Official college or university transcripts showing degree conferral and appropriate GPA
  • Students for whom English is the second language: TOEFL score or transcript showing a completed English composition class with a grade of “C” or better (if applicable)

Transcript Requirements

All applicants are required to submit certified transcripts in a sealed envelope from the school(s) where coursework was attempted. Transcript requirements depend on where, and to what level, degrees have been taken:

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree: Submit a certified transcript from the school awarding the degree OR a current LSDAS report.
  • Applicants without a bachelor's degree: Submit a certified transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Applicants educated outside the United States: Submit an evaluation from a Credential Evaluation Service that is a member of the National Association of Credential

Evaluation Services. This must be a detailed report providing a categorized listing of courses with individual grade equivalents and overall grade point average.
Unofficial transcripts can be used to make a preliminary evaluation of your qualifications until certified transcripts are submitted. If you have completed our education prerequisites, but need more time to obtain certified transcripts, contact the Admissions Office.

Please contact our admissions staff if you have any questions regarding your application.

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