Advance your career
and leadership potential
on your own time.

Become a trusted expert on the critical nuances of compliance and risk management through a flexible online degree program.

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Admissions Requirements

The online Master of Legal Studies is a 30-unit program, completed 100% online, over the course of two years. This program will enable you to learn from respected leaders in ethics, compliance, and risk management. You'll benefit from our tradition and Seattle’s emerging global industries and be able to model compliance with a conscience.

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How to Apply:
 Applications can be completed online through our application portal and all requirements must be fulfilled. Your application must include:

  • A completed application
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • List of three references (names & contact information)
  • Official transcripts* from all colleges and universities you’ve attended
  • If English is not your first language, an official TOEFL score report must be sent directly from ETS.
  • $65 nonrefundable application fee
    The application fee is waived for all students who apply to enter Fall Term 2020!

*Applicants should contact the institution(s) from which they earned their degree(s) to request that official transcripts be forwarded directly from the institution to:

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
POB 222000
Seattle WA 98122
Attn: GradLaw Programs

Important Dates


Application Deadline

August 8 Fall 2020 Term

Next Start

September 8 Fall 2020 Term

Student Accolades:

“I am particularly impressed with the professors, who often work at tech companies and bring a wealth of expertise, and they’re also enthusiastic about helping their students build a strong network in the field.”

— Sharena Akers, graduate student

Student Accolades:

“Everything I do, and I mean every single thing, I’m using the skills I learned in law school.”

— M. Lorena González ’05, Seattle City Councilmember and civil rights attorney

Student Accolades:

“Everyone at the law school genuinely wants students to succeed and are committed to going the extra mile to ensure that they do. I have never felt so supported.”

— Shaquelle Duncan, second-year student

Student Accolades:

“By promoting diversity in our profession, Seattle University helps make our community so special, by making the law inclusive instead of exclusive, and challenging the status quo for the better.”

— Efrain Hudnell, second-year student

Student Accolades:

“Seattle University offers an incredible education and overall experience. The instructors are incredibly versed in the subjects they teach, and they encourage the students to participate so as to maximize the experience.”

— Jennifer Paul, part-time student

Student Accolades:

“The most rewarding part of the law school experience so far, for me, has been being challenged to think in a whole new way. It is exciting and invigorating to be training to see the world through a whole new lens.”

— Ray Ivey, third-year student