General Application Deadline:
April 26, 2021



All applications to the M.L.S. program must submit materials through the UCLA Graduate Division.

Degree and GPA Requirements: M.L.S. applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0 of 4.0) or better, or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used. Applicants who have do not meet the minimum-GPA requirement and have substantial work experience may have the requirement waived at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. TIP

Students who have earned a J.D. are ineligible for the M.L.S. program. These students should consider applying to our LL.M. program.

Test Scores: Students who wish to apply for admission to our graduate program for the 2021-2022 academic year are not required to take the GRE/GMAT/LSAT or submit a GRE/GMAT/LSAT score report as part of their application package. However, students may voluntarily submit GRE/GMAT/LSAT test scores and they will be reviewed as part of the holistic application consideration. The applications with GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores will not be given greater weight than those that do not include scores. TIP

Additional Required Materials
Applicants must also submit:

  • The UCLA Graduate Division application form that provides demographic information, education and employment history
  • A Statement of Purpose (up to 500 words, approximately one page) TIP
  • Personal Statement (up to 500 words, approximately one page) TIP
  • 2-3 Letters of Recommendation (max. 4) TIP
  • Resume / C.V. TIP
  • Transcripts from all education institutions TIP

Application Fee: The application fee is $120 ($140 for foreign students). This fee is set by the UCLA Graduate Division; the Master of Legal Studies department cannot waive the application fee. Please contact the UCLA Graduate Division directly for information about fee waivers.