Degree Requirements

The MLS program requires the completion of 30 credits, which includes two required courses and four core courses, with the remaining credits chosen from approved electives and independent study.

Students may pursue their course of study either full-time over a single year, or part-time over two years.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the MLS program, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree.

Preferred application deadline: May 15 for Fall applicants.

Apply by using the MLS Application Form (PDF) or apply on In addition to this application form, applicants must submit:

  1. Personal Statement (1-2 pages). Please discuss your background, goals, how you plan to use your MLS degree, and any additional information you would like us to know.
  2. Nonrefundable $65 (US) application fee (waived for current Seattle University students and alumni).
  3. A resume or C.V.
  4. A list of three references (academic or professional references preferred but not required).

The following items must be sent to the law school directly from the appropriate institutions:

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions where you have studied. A certified translation must be attached if the transcript is not in English.
  • If English is not your first language, official TOEFL score report must be sent directly from ETC. TOEFL is waived for students whose first language is English, who attended an educational institution in which English was the primary language of instruction, or who worked in an English-speaking environment for one year or more.

Tuition and Fees

Preferred deadline for financial aid is June 15 for Fall applicants.

Tuition for the MLS is $1,126 per credit (MLS Online is $1,247 per credit). Tuition Deposit: This $250 nonrefundable deposit is applied to your first semester's tuition and ensures you a place in the entering class. The deposit is due one month after the date of admission.

Tuition is paid per term, and determined by the number of credits you are taking. You may pay tuition charges with financial aid, personal resources, and/or employer benefits. If you choose not to use financial aid or have remaining charges after financial aid is applied to your account, you may arrange a payment plan directly with the law school business office, 206-398-4050.

Contact Us

Graduate Law Programs
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-398-4173