MLS application procedures


Priority application deadline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, applications received prior to June 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester will be given priority for admissions and available scholarship funds.

MLS application requirements

Apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. A PDF version of the application is available on request through Seattle U Law MLS Programs.

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:

  1. Official transcripts from all academic institutions where you have studied. A certified translation must be attached if the transcript is not in English.
  2. If English is not your first language, visit the International Students page for information about Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score requirements.
    • 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.


No standardized test (i.e. GRE, LSAT) is required for MLS admission.

Online Master of Legal Studies in Compliance and Risk Management

Comprehensive information, including program description, application procedure, and more can be found at

  • $65 nonrefundable application fee. The application fee is waived for all students who apply to enter spring term 2023.

Priority application deadline

June 5, 2023 for fall 2023 semester start (online program)


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