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.

Scholarship Eligibility

The online Master of Legal Studies program is guaranteeing a tuition scholarship of $15,000 to students who are accepted and enrolled into the October 2023, January 2024, or April 2024 cohort. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Program Start DatePriority Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
October 2024
July 22, 2024
August 19, 2024