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
April 2019 January 21, 2019 February 18, 2019
July 2019 April 22, 2019 May 20, 2019
October 2019 July 22, 2019 August 19, 2019
January 2020 October 28, 2019 November 25, 2019