Apply to the MS in Law Program
To be eligible for admission to the MS in Law program, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
November 1 - Spring semester start priority application deadline (only available for Cybersecurity Law and Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law specialties)
December 1 - Spring semester start final application deadline (only available for Cybersecurity Law and Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law specialties)
April 1 - Fall semester start priority application deadline
August 1 - Fall semester start final deadline
Later applications may be considered on a space-available basis. For semester start dates, please refer to the MS in Law academic calendars.
Applicants are evaluated through a thorough assessment of the prior academic record, professional experiences, accomplishments, and interest in our program. We seek students who will enhance the professional development of their peers and who will contribute in positive ways to the community as a whole.
Students may not transfer or apply credits earned elsewhere toward Master’s program degree requirements.
MS in Law Application Checklist
A completed application to the MS in Law program consists of the following:
- Completed online application: Create an account in our application portal and complete the required information. You will have the ability to save your application in progress and log back in at a later time to complete it.
- Statement of interest: Your statement of interest should be between 500 and 1000 words and should primarily address your area of interest and your reasons for applying to the MS in Law program. You may also wish to include information about your personal and/or professional background. You will upload your statement to the application portal.
- Résumé or CV: At minimum, the résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) should detail all educational institutions attended and degrees and non-degree certifications received, with dates, and all employment, with dates. It is also helpful to include skills, honors, awards, accomplishments, and interests. You will also upload your résumé or CV to the application portal.
- Character and fitness form: Please include explanations, where appropriate. You will also upload your character and fitness form to the application portal.
- Transcripts: Please arrange for each college or university you have attended, for any period of time, to send us a transcript of your work at that institution. Transcripts should be sent directly by the issuing institution to Maryland Carey Law either electronically to email@example.com or mailed to:
Office of Admissions – MS in Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Applicants that completed their degree(s) outside the United States will need to provide a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a credentials evaluation agency such as WES, ECE (or any NACES member evaluation agency) in addition to official transcripts or academic records.
- Letter of recommendation: We require one letter of recommendation, preferably from an individual who can speak to your professional accomplishments and interests, such as a current or former supervisor in an employment context. We will consider up to three letters, should you wish to arrange for additional letters to be sent. We are primarily interested in learning about your work ethic, motivation, professional skills and accomplishments, and interest in further education. You will notify your recommenders through the application portal and they will receive an email with instructions for how to submit their letter.