Legal Studies

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Legal Studies BA On campus No additional admission requirements beyond the general UIS criteria; students enter major at junior level *Completion of at least 6 semester hours of English composition and 6 semester hours of humanities, with grades of C or better. N/A N/A N/A
Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
Legal Studies MA On campus and Online *Personal Statement (uploaded in the university online application) explaining your personal, academic, and professional goals and how your background, work, and educational experiences contribute to your ability to succeed in the Legal Studies Master's Degree program. 350 word minimum/750 word maximum.

*Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00

*Ability to demonstrate effective written communication skills for full admission

*Students whose native language is not English must achieve a score of 570 or above on the paper-based TOEFL, 88 on the internet-based exam, or 230 on the computer-based exam

Application deadline for priority consideration: October 1st for spring and March 1st for fall
LESĀ 401 is a preliminary course for students who do not have a proven background in legal research and citation. Department Admissions Committee Yes N/A