M.S.L. Admission Process
All candidates for the M.S.L. degree are required to have at least a bachelor's degree (i.e., a post-secondary college or university) from an accredited U.S. college or university or from a foreign university authorized to confer such a degree by the government of the country in which it is located.
Academic, Professional and Personal Accomplishments
Applicants will be evaluated for admission on academic and personal criteria including prior academic performance in undergraduate and other professional schools, as demonstrated by grade point average (GPA) in relevant course work, standardized test performance and other relevant criteria. We will also consider employment experience and other personal and professional accomplishments.
M.S.L. candidates must demonstrate competitive performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or some other similar test. This requirement concerning standardized admissions tests may be waived, but only in extraordinary circumstances. Results from graduate admission tests administered by foreign countries or institutions may also be considered at the discretion of the associate dean for academic affairs and the director of graduate law programs.
The University of Dayton School of Law reporting code for GRE test results is 0002. Our reporting code for GMAT test results is KF2-36-44.
English ProficiencyAll candidates for the M.S.L. degree must be fluent in English. Learn more about our requirements for English proficiency.
- Official university and graduate school transcripts
- Personal statement
- Two references
- GMAT or GRE official test report (Reporting codes: 0002 for GRE and KF2-36-44 for GMAT)
- For international M.S.L. students: