$500 Seat Deposit Waived if You Apply by February 13 for May 2018 Classes


May 2018 Application Deadlines

Application received by:

  • February 13, 2018 - $500 seat deposit waived
  • March 13, 2018 - $300 off seat deposit ($200 due upon receipt)
  • April 10, 2018 - $500 seat deposit due upon enrollment

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.

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 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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