Application Requirements

To apply to the program, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

To complete the application process, you must submit:

  • Online application
  • Professional resumé
  • Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • A personal statement (500-1000 words) identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individual(s) with either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities, such as a faculty member, current employer, mentor or colleague. Recommenders should submit the Graduate Studies Recommender Form and upload a written evaluation to the application. 
  • Official TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers only)
  • GRE or LSAT scores (optional)


Tuition and fees are set on an annual basis by Northeastern University’s board of trustees. The current estimated cost of this program for the 2019-2020 academic year is $1,094 per semester hour, or $32,820. Please visit Student Financial Services or connect with your enrollment coach for more information. Our Double Husky Scholarship program provides all graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern a tuition discount of up to 25 percent when they enroll in any of more than 100 full-time programs. The School of Law offers a limited number of Dean’s Scholarships to highly qualified students. The application deadline for this scholarship for the spring term is December 3, 2018 .Some students may also be available for federal financial aid or veterans benefitsContact the Student Financial Services office for more information.

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Early Consideration: June 3, 2019
Dean’s Scholarship: July 29, 2018
Final Deadline: August 12, 2019

Dean’s Scholarship

The Master of Legal Studies offers Dean’s Scholarships for outstanding students accepted into the MLS program of their choice. Recipients are identified through evaluation of admission application materials, including the FAFSA. The process includes a holistic review of academic achievement, professional experience, letters of recommendation and the personal statement. Scholarship recipients receive at least 10 percent tuition reduction.

Scholarship funds are equally disbursed to the recipient’s Northeastern student account based on enrollment each academic term during the course of the MLS program, as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Note: The recipient will be responsible for paying the remainder of the tuition invoice each term. All Dean’s Scholarship applications must be received by the stipulated deadlines of the selected term. Students may not receive awards toward more than one program or class.

Renewal Requirements

To retain this scholarship, the recipient must maintain full-time enrollment in the Master of Legal Studies program, earn an overall grade point average of 3.25 or above and make satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.

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