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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. You may send the reference form directly to your referees through the online application portal. Utilizing this method will allow you to track when those forms have been completed. Referees may also complete the reference form and email it to msl@wfu.edu from their email address.

Submit application materials:

By Email:

msl@wfu.edu

By Mail:

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

For FedEx, UPS, and other shipping services:

Name: MSL Admissions
Phone: 336-758-5437
Company: Wake Forest School of Law
Address Line 1: 1834 Wake Forest Road
Address Line 2: Worrell, Suite 2303
City: Winston Salem
State: NC
Zip: 27106

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