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 early. Applications 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

Upcoming Start Dates and Deadlines
Program Start Date Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
January 2021 November 2, 2020 November 30, 2020
April 2021 January 25, 2021 February 22, 2021