Admission Requirements: Master of Legal Studies

Admission Requirements: Master of Legal Studies
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Master of Legal Studies online program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below. Applications will be reviewed holistically, taking work experience and other factors indicating the likelihood of success in the Masters of Legal Studies program, into consideration.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university.
  • Statement of Interest and one professional or academic letter of recommendation from an individual you have known for a minimum of one year.
  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience.
  • An overall 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher from all previous undergraduate coursework.

*While we do not require an admissions test, prospective students may submit a GRE, LSAT, GMAT or other standardized test score to highlight applicant’s academic success.

Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree (in any field of study) from a regionally accredited university.


Statement of Interest

Applicants must submit a Statement of Interest expressing their experience as a working professional and identify the key factors of why/how the Master of Legal Studies degree will help them advance professionally.


Letter of Recommendation

In addition to the Statement of Interest, please include one professional or academic letter of recommendation from individuals you have known for a minimum of one year, presented on corresponding professional letterhead.


Resume

A resume demonstrating two years of professional experience. *

*Our program is designed to build on an existing career and relies on practical experience in the workplace.


Minimum GPA

An overall 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher from all previous undergraduate coursework.


Transcripts

Official transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate course work completed, including degrees granted and dates of degrees. Applicants whose previous degrees were earned at the University of Cincinnati may substitute “on-campus” transcripts.

Student will upload unofficial transcripts (from all college or universities attended) during the application process.

Official transcripts are not required until student has accepted an offer of admission from the university.

Learn more about the transcript submission policy.


Minimum TOEFL Score

International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores below to be considered for acceptance. International students are not eligible for student visas for online programs.

  • Score of 550 (paper version)
  • or 190 (electronic version)
  • 80 internet based test (iBT)
  • 6.5 score on the IELTS is also acceptable

Transfer Credits

Have you already completed some graduate coursework? Graduate transfer credits, from a regionally accredited college or university, will be reviewed upon application. These credits must have been earned within the last five years prior to entrance into the program and can be used only for general electives. Talk to your enrollment advisor to discuss the petition process.