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School of Law

M.S.L. Admissions and Tuition

Thank You for Considering an M.S.L. Degree

Our admissions committee thoroughly reviews every application to understand the strengths, skills and unique potential of each prospective student. All information you submit is considered, and we encourage you to be detailed and straight forward. We want to make sure that the University of St. Thomas Organizational Ethics and Compliance program is a good fit for you, and that you are a good fit for the program.

Eligibility: You must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher degree to be eligible for admission. Standardized test scores are not required for admission, but you are invited to submit GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT scores to supplement the admissions materials. There is no fee to apply.

Admissions timeline: The application period begins on September 1. The deadline to apply is August 1.

Prospective M.S.L. students are required to submit:

  • an online application,
  • official academic transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended,
  • two letters of recommendation (no more than four),
  • a written response to essay questions posed on the application form, and
  • your resume or CV.


Suzan McGinnis

Program Director
Suzan McGinnis headshot
Phone Number
(651) 962-4864

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application. (Includes: essays, resume or CV and any necessary addenda)

2. Ask at least two people to submit their recommendations to the Office of Admissions. Use the Letter of Recommendation Form provided.

3. Arrange to have official academic transcripts, from all universities attended, sent directly to:

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Office of Admissions
1000 LaSalle Avenue
MSL 124
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2015

(651) 962-4895 or (800) 328-6819 (Ext. 2-4895)

E-mail: lawschool@stthomas.edu

International Students

English Proficiency: All international applicants and non-native speakers of English must meet English proficiency requirements before qualifying for an I-20/DS-2019 or being allowed to register for classes. Accepted tests and scores are listed on the International Graduate Student webpage. Score reports can be no more than two years old.

International Transcripts: If your undergraduate work was done outside the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada, then the University of St. Thomas School of Law requires that your foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Two recommended services are WES and ECE.