American University Washington College of Law seeks motivated candidates who are passionate about using the law to positively affect their organizations and communities. The Master of Legal Studies is an online degree for non-lawyers who want to increase their legal knowledge and advance their careers. As a student, you will be taught by our world-renowned professors without having to relocate or commute to class.

Apply earlyApplications are accepted and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. If you apply by the priority deadline, you will be eligible to have your application fee waived.

In order to receive a fee waiver, please contact your admissions counselor prior to submitting your application.

Upcoming Start Dates and Deadlines

Program Start DatePriority Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
January 2022November 1, 2021November 29, 2021
April 2022January 24, 2022February 21, 2022
July 2022April 26, 2022May 24, 2022