• Admission Requirements - Master in Study of Law

    Please apply by submitting the following items:

    • Online application.
    • Official transcript of bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not have to provide transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.

      If you have a GPA of 2.5-2.9, you may still be considered for admission. Please provide a one- to two-page narrative to help the admissions committee assess your academic history and qualifications, in the context of the high standards for academic performance in our program. Applicants who have successfully completed a master's degree (GPA >3.0) are exempt from the provisional review process. 
    • A two-page personal statement detailing: 1) why you are pursuing the MSL at Hamline University, 2) how this program will help you meet your career goals, and 3) any applicable professional and/or educational experience.
    • Professional résumé
    • Two letters of recommendation detailing your qualifications to pursue advanced study written by people unrelated to you who are familiar with your academic and/or professional history.
    • English language testing is necessary if English is not your native language. You can demonstrate your proficiency in one of the following ways:
      • A minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 600 (paper-based format), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (iBT).
      • A minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
      • A minimum score of 90 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
      • Please note: Scores more than two years old are not accepted.

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    State Eligibility

    Please confirm that you reside in a state where Hamline University is authorized to provide online education. (Eligibility by state.) The admission committee reviews applications and renders admission decisions approximately three to four weeks after receipt of a completed application file. We highly suggest that you apply by December 1 for the Spring semester and by July 1 for the Fall semester. This will allow for adequate placement in courses and for timely completion of the financial aid process.

    Please mail all application materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities

    Accreditation Information

    Hamline University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.