|Program Start Date||Priority Application Deadline||Final Application Deadline|
|May 6, 2024||April 1, 2024||April 15, 2024|
It is free to apply to Vanderbilt’s online Master of Legal Studies program. Although applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Those who submit their application by the priority deadline will receive an admissions decision sooner and have adequate time to complete the FAFSA.
You can expect to receive an admissions decision 5–10 days after submitting a completed application.
Admission to the online Master of Legal Studies program requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. We seek applicants whose academic background, professional aspirations, personal commitment, and tech and communication skills meet the demands of a rigorous online legal master’s degree program. Prior exposure to or experience in law is not required. Admission does not require the LSAT, GRE, or other admission test.
Although it is not required, you may supplement your application with an optional letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, employer, or another individual who can speak to your ability to meet the demands of a rigorous online graduate program. Additionally, you may supplement your application by recording an optional video statement through your application portal.
Please note that at the discretion of the admissions committee, we may request additional materials or an interview.