Apply by April 10 for May 2018 Start (Summer Semester)


Admission for the Wake Forest University School of Law online MSL 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 both the MSL Master’s Degree and Graduate Certificate are the same. A $500 seat deposit is due upon enrollment (unless waived with early admission).

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.

The Wake Forest University School of Law online Master of Studies in Law program is authorized to accept applications from all 50 United States. You may find more information on our State Authorizations page.

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 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. References should complete the forms provided, and mail or email the forms directly to the school.

Submit materials by mail:

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

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