Admissions

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 offers tuition scholarships. Our admissions counselors are available to answer questions on scholarship opportunities and assist you throughout the entire process.

The American University Washington College of Law is guaranteeing a tuition scholarship of $15,000 to students who are accepted and enrolled into the upcoming cohort. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Upcoming Start Dates and Deadlines

Program Start DatePriority Application DeadlineFinal Application Deadline
July 2022
April 26, 2022
May 24, 2022
October 2022
July 25, 2022
August 22, 2022
January 2023
October 31, 2022
November 28, 2022