Application Requirements for the Online Master’s Programs

A complete application must include the following:

  • Online application
  • Application fee or waiver
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé or CV
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview

Please note that LSAT or GRE exams are not a requirement for admission to the online master’s programs.

For information on the residential Juris Doctor (JD) program, visit the on campus JD Admissions page.

Online Application

Candidates must complete the entire online application in order to be considered for admission to the program.

Application Fee

The application fee for the program is $70, and it is nonrefundable. Candidates who qualify for an application fee waiver must send a formal request to their Admissions Counselor with supporting documentation before submitting the application. A refund cannot be issued for an application fee already paid.

Statement of Purpose

This essay should be 400 to 500 words and answer the question: Why do you want to pursue your online degree with Washington University School of Law? Be sure to demonstrate a clear sense of why you wish to pursue the degree and how it would contribute to your development both personally and professionally.

Résumé or CV

Candidates must submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) that lists relevant professional and academic experience, including volunteer work, and honors and awards received.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from every institution attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned, including community college or study abroad programs.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required for both MLS programs.
  • If you are applying for the LL.M. in U.S. Law or dual LL.M. program, an LL.B. or equivalent is required.
  • For the LL.M. in Taxation program, you must have earned a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school. School approval must be granted for LL.B. (or equivalent) graduates wishing to apply.

If you are unable to obtain official transcripts prior to the application deadline, you may upload unofficial transcripts to your application with a degree conferral date. However, if admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all academic institutions.

Transcript requests can take time to process, so we recommend submitting requests to these institutions as soon as possible. All official transcripts should be sent to:

Washington University in St. Louis
Application Processing Center
@WashULaw – (indicate MLS, MLS in Taxation, LL.M. in U.S. Law, LL.M. in Taxation or Dual LL.M.)
PO Box 30096 026-001
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

To submit electronic copies of your transcripts, please email documents to


An interview is required for admission and will be scheduled by the candidate’s Admissions Counselor. Interviews will be conducted via video conference using a basic webcam.