At the Washington University School of Law, we seek students whose academic abilities will meet the rigorous demands of our graduate programs.

Admissions criteria include strong prior educational and professional credentials, a clear sense of why you are pursuing the degree and how it will contribute to your life professionally and personally. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, so you will receive your admissions decision shortly after you submit your application.


We offer four start dates throughout the year in winter, spring, summer and fall. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you submit by the priority application deadline, you will receive your admissions decisions sooner and have first priority when registering for classes. Below are upcoming start dates and application deadlines:

Application Dates and Deadlines
Program Start Date Priority Deadline Application Deadline
January 13, 2020 October 21, 2019 December 9, 2019
April 6, 2020 January 27, 2020 March 2, 2020
July 6, 2020 April 27, 2020 June 1, 2020
October 5, 2020 July 27, 2020 August 31, 2020


If you are ready to take your career to the next level, an Admissions Counselor will walk you through the admissions process.