Admissions

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.

Deadlines

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. Below are upcoming start dates and application deadlines:

Application Dates and Deadlines
Program Start Date Priority Deadline Application Deadline
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
January 11, 2021 October 19, 2020 December 7, 2020

 

Don’t wait to take your career to the next level. You will be eligible for an application fee waiver if you apply by the priority application deadline. To receive the fee waiver, you must reach out to our admissions team by phone at (+1) 414-281-5200 or by email at admissions@onlinelaw.wustl.edu prior to submitting your application.