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Admissions Requirements

Applications for the MSLA degree are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for a start date in January, May, or August. Completed applications are notified within 4-6 weeks.

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Application Checklist

Citizens or permanent residents:

Complete the Application Here NOTE: It can take take up to 10 seconds to move from page to page within the application. Please do not refresh your screen.

MSLA

To complete the application, please submit the following:

  • Essay: Please upload an essay within the application explaining “Why You Wish to Pursue a Career in Legal Administration”
  • Resume: Please upload a copy of your resume in the space provided within the application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. After logging in to the application, there is a “create invitation” link under the “for others to complete” heading. Please click this link. It will bring you to a page to send out requests to recommenders. Recommenders will receive this invitation and upload their recommendations electronically.
  • Official transcripts: Please send all transcripts to the MSLA office (address listed) from any undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
  • Test Scores: Please have official LSAT, GMAT, or GRE scores mailed to the MSLA office (address listed). IF you have five years professional work experience, the testing requirement may be waived (if you have questions, please email the MSLA office or call 303.871.6308).
  • Processing Fee: There is a $65 nonrefundable processing fee associated with an application. In the application, please indicate whether you will be paying with a credit card or will be mailing in a payment to the address listed below.

Please send all application materials to:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Master of Science in Legal Administration program
2255 East Evans Ave, 330H
Denver, CO 80208-0640

Advanced Standing MSLA

To complete the application, please submit the following:

  • Essay: Please upload an essay within the application explaining “Why You Wish to Pursue a Career in Legal Administration”
  • Resume: Please upload a copy of your resume in the space provided within the application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. After logging in to the application, there is a “create invitation” link under the “for others to complete” heading. Please click this link. It will bring you to a page to send out requests to recommenders. Recommenders will receive this invitation and upload their recommendations electronically.
  • Official transcripts: Please send all transcripts to the MSLA office (address listed) from any undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
  • Processing Fee: There is a $65 nonrefundable processing fee associated with an application. In the application, please indicate whether you will be paying with a credit card or will be mailing in a payment to the address listed below.

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Please send all application materials to:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Master of Science in Legal Administration program
2255 East Evans Ave, 330H
Denver, CO 80208-0640


Certificate Program

To complete the application, please submit the following:

  • Essay: Please upload an essay within the application explaining “Why You Wish to Pursue a Career in Legal Administration”
  • Resume: Please upload a copy of your resume in the space provided within the application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. After logging in to the application, there is a “create invitation” link under the “for others to complete” heading. Please click this link. It will bring you to a page to send out requests to recommenders. Recommenders will receive this invitation and upload their recommendations electronically.
  • Official transcripts: Please send all transcripts to the MSLA office (address listed) from any undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
  • Processing Fee: There is a $65 nonrefundable processing fee associated with an application. In the application, please indicate whether you will be paying with a credit card or will be mailing in a payment to the address listed below.

Please send all application materials to:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Master of Science in Legal Administration program
2255 East Evans Ave, 330H
Denver, CO 80208-0640



International Applicants:

Complete the Application Here NOTE: It can take take up to 10 seconds to move from page to page within the application. Please do not refresh your screen.

MSLA, Advanced Standing MSLA, & Certificate Program

To complete the application, please submit the following:

  • Official Transcripts: Please have an official transcript from each college or university attended sent to the MSLA office, including an official statement of degrees earned and accompanied by certified English translations
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. After logging in to the application, there is a “create invitation” link under the “for others to complete” heading. Please click this link. It will bring you to a page to send out requests to recommenders. Recommenders will receive this invitation and upload their recommendations electronically.
  • Test Scores: We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the TOEFL. Our institution requires an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the IELTS. For the TOEFL, minimum scores 600/250/100 (PBT, CBT, iBT) must be met. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your official test scores be sent to the address below. We do not accept unofficial Test Report Forms from students. An institutional code is NOT required. For the TOEFL, please have ETS send your scores directly to the address below as well (institution code 484230). For further information regarding the IELTS, please visit http://www.ielts.org
  • Essay: Please upload an essay within the application explaining “Why You Wish to Pursue a Career in Legal Administration”
  • Processing Fee: There is a $65 nonrefundable processing fee associated with an application. In the application, please indicate whether you will be paying with a credit card or will be mailing in a payment to the address listed below.
  • Financial Verification Form: Provide an original bank letter showing cash availability or official proof of scholarship/government sponsorship. Monthly bank statements will not be accepted. Photocopies of financial verification documents will not be accepted. NOTE: the financial verification form does not apply to students who have filed documents to become permanent residents (resident aliens).

Please send all application materials to:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Master of Science in Legal Administration program
2255 East Evans Ave, 330H
Denver, CO 80208-0640



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