Application Process

The online Master of Legal Studies is open to individuals with varying educational and professional backgrounds. To apply to the program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.


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Application Checklist

To apply for the MLS program, you will be required to submit the following materials:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Online application
  • Professional resumé
  • Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Personal statement (500-1000 words) identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program
  • One letter of recommendation from an individual with either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities, such as a faculty member, current employer, mentor or colleague. Recommenders should submit the Graduate Studies Recommender Form and upload a written evaluation to the application.
  • Official TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers only)

A GRE or LSAT score is not required, but can be submitted as a part of an applicant’s overall submission package.

Online Master of Legal Studies

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Learn more about Northeastern Law’s online Master of Legal Studies program by filling out the form to download a free brochure. You can also call us toll-free at +1 877.375.9638 or at +1 617.655.6735 to talk with one of our admissions counselors.

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