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 Students seeking admission to the Liberal Studies program must meet all campus requirements for undergraduate admission. Information about these requirements is available from the Office of Admissions. The department requires no additional application for admission.
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Liberal Studies BA - Online Online *Applicants must have completed at least 30 hours of transfer credit prior to admission into the online program

*The department encourages applicants to the online program to have completed Illinois General Education requirements before applying

If you have not competed Illinois General Education, the department recommends that you work with the LIS Program Coordinator to determine your needs and to discuss how the program may, or may not, be able to serve your general education needs in an online format

*Online applicants must have successfully completed at least two semesters of freshman-level composition for admission into the program

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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