Applications for the January 2018 semester are due December 4.


Admission for either a Master's Degree or Graduate Certificate is based on: the applicant’s academic record and professional background; answers to application questions; and professional references. Applicants may also be asked to participate in a virtual interview with members of the MSL admissions committee. Admissions requirements for MSL Graduate Certificates are the same as for the MSL Master's Degree. A $500 seat deposit is due upon enrollment.

Work experience in a relevant field, as well as a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculating, is required. Students who have completed previous, relevant graduate-level work may, with approval, transfer up to 6 credits towards their MSL degree. Standardized test scores are not required, but may be provided in the application.

How to Apply

Applications for either the MSL Master's Degree or Graduate Certificate must include:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Official undergraduate and any graduate school transcripts
  4. Two reference forms
    Reference forms should come from former professors or employers who can address the applicant’s ability to pursue graduate legal study. Forms may be mailed or emailed to the school directly from the recommender.

Submit materials by mail:

Wake Forest School of Law
MSL Admissions
Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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Eligible States

Wake Forest University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of North Carolina in online programs. We are currently only accepting applications from residents of the 40 eligible states highlighted below and Washington, D.C. Authorization is pending in other states.

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