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 American University Washington College of Law is offering a $15,000 scholarship to eligible students. Our admissions counselors are available to answer questions on scholarship opportunities and assist you throughout the entire process. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Upcoming Start Dates and Deadlines

Program Start DatePriority Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
January 2023
October 31, 2022
November 28, 2022