Master of Science in Law — Admission and Application Information

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Law (MSL) at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Application Deadline

Applicants to the MSL program should apply by April 15.  Later applications may be considered on a space-available basis. 

Review Process

Applicants to the MSL program are evaluated through a thorough assessment of the prior academic record, professional experiences, accomplishments, and interest in our program.  We seek students who will enhance the professional development of their peers and who will contribute in positive ways to the community as a whole.

M.S.L. Application Checklist

A completed application to the MSL program consists of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $35 non-refundable application fee, paid by check
  • Statement of interest
  • Letter of recommendation from former or current employer – one letter is required, but up to three will be considered
  • Official, certified transcripts from all colleges or universities attended for any length of time
  • Résumé or CV showing, at a minimum: all degrees and non-degree certifications received, with dates, and all employment, with dates.  It is also helpful to include skills, honors, awards, accomplishments, and interests.

Additional explanations or statements are welcome, but not required.

Please complete the application on-line.  Save and print the application, sign it in the space indicated, and then mail it, along with your statement of interest, résumé, and non-refundable application fee to:

Office of Admissions – MSL Program
University of Maryland
Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Suite 130
Baltimore, MD  21201
 

Statement of Interest:  What We Expect

Your statement of interest should be between 500 and 1000 words and should primarily address your area of interest and your reasons for applying to the M.S.L. program. You may also wish to include information about your personal and/or professional background.

Letter(s) of Recommendation:  Guidance

We require one letter of recommendation, preferably from an individual who can speak to your professional accomplishments and interests, such as a current or former supervisor in an employment context.  We will consider up to three letters, should you wish to arrange for additional letters to be sent.  We are primarily interested in learning about your work ethic, motivation, professional skills and accomplishments, and interest in further education. All letters of recommendation must be accompanied by a Letter of Recommendation Form, which indicates whether or not you are waiving future access to the letter. Please complete the form, and provide a signed copy to your recommender to submit with your letter of recommendation.

Resume

We require a résumé or curriculum vitae detailing all educational institutions attended and degrees and non-degree certifications received, with dates, and all employment, with dates. It is also helpful to include skills, honors, awards, accomplishments, and interests.

Transcripts

Please arrange for each college or university you have attended, for any period of time, to send us a transcript of your work at that institution.  Transcripts must be sent directly by the issuing institution to the School of Law at:

Office of Admissions – MSL Program
University of Maryland
Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Suite 130
Baltimore, MD  21201
 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

If you are interested in applying for loans, please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. Submit this form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/, and enter the code for the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus: 002104.

Applicants with Disabilities

The School's admissions policies fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with the School's commitment to diversity, the life experiences and backgrounds of applicants with disabilities may be viewed positively in admissions decisions. Applicants may use the personal statement or a separate, optional diversity statement to emphasize these factors.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this application or about the admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at (410) 706-3492 or msl@law.umaryland.edu. Be sure to notify the Office of Admissions promptly of any change in your address as well as any new facts that may change the responses to any part of your application.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, financial status or veterans status. The University is required by federal regulatory agencies to supply admissions and enrollment information by racial, ethnic and gender categories. Provision of the information is voluntary and will not be used to determine eligibility for admission.

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No provision of this website shall be construed as a contract between any applicant or student and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The University and the School of Law reserve the right to make changes without prior notice in requirements for admission, curriculum, programs and their availability, standards for advancement and graduation, and rules and regulations. The University also reserves the right to make changes in the rates of tuition and fees. The University further reserves the right to ask a student to withdraw at any time when it is considered to be in the best interest of the University.


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