Master of Legal Studies

MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES (M.L.S.)

Even if you’re busy raising a family or working full-time, a law degree is still within your reach. Our accessible online M.L.S. program enables working professionals to become informed, innovative problem-solvers in fields that intersect with law.

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M.L.S. PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our online Masters of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) program is designed for those who work—or aspire to work—in fields that routinely intersect with law, such as business, education, healthcare, human resources, and law enforcement. By studying the legal system and its workplace implications, working professionals can better understand and navigate the legal challenges that arise in their chosen field.

ONLINE

PART-TIME

CREDITS

30

YEARS

1.5

THE M.L.S. ADVANTAGE

Get a first-class law degree without the debt

Our M.L.S. is among the most affordable offerings of its kind, reflecting our commitment to high-quality, cost-effective education.

Learn from well-connected faculty

The M.L.S. faculty includes practicing judges, lawyers, and elected officials working within the local community. They bring real-world experience straight into the classroom.

Benefit from a diverse student body

Our students come from all walks of life, with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives that energize and diversify the classroom and the legal profession.

Join an engaged, vibrant community

M.L.S. students actively participate in campus events through Facebook Live feeds and contribute to lively ongoing conversations through our public-facing blogs.

M.L.S. DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS

In partnership with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, we offer three dual-degree programs combining our Master of Legal Studies degree with an M.A. in Forensic Psychology or an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. As the field of psychology becomes increasingly interwoven with the U.S. legal system, these dual degrees offer graduates an opportunity to stand out, by combining the foundations of law with the clinical expertise of a psychology education.

SCHEDULE

All courses are delivered online (except optional residencies).

REQUIRED DISCLOSURES FOR PROFESSIONAL LAW DEGREE PROGRAMS

Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admission rules (Legal education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Our Admissions Committee considers applicants for our M.L.S. program holistically. For those who do not meet the GPA requirement, professional or other related experience can be weighed in favor of the applicant. Applicants are expected to show the ability and drive to succeed at a graduate-level institution.

REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3
  • Official college or university transcripts
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A three-page, typed, double-spaced personal statement detailing your motivation, skills, and suitability to pursue a M.L.S. degree at the Colleges of Law
  • Students for whom English is the second language: TOEFL scores or transcripts showing a completed English composition class with a grade of “C” or better (if proficiency is not otherwise demonstrated)

Applicants for the M.L.S. program will not be required to take the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, or any other graduate admissions test. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are not eligible for admission.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

To be considered for admission, M.L.S. applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed online or mailed application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $50
  • A three-page, typed, double-spaced personal statement
  • At least one letter of recommendation   
  • Official college or university transcripts showing degree conferral and appropriate GPA
  • Students for whom English is the second language: TOEFL score or transcript showing a completed English composition class with a grade of “C” or better (if applicable)

TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS


All applicants are required to submit certified transcripts in a sealed envelope from the school(s) where coursework was attempted. Transcript requirements depend on where, and to what level, degrees have been taken:

  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree: Submit a certified transcript from the school awarding the degree OR a current LSDAS report.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree: Submit a certified transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Applicants educated outside the United States: Submit an evaluation from a Credential Evaluation Service that is a member of the National Association of Credential

Evaluation Services. This must be a detailed report providing a categorized listing of courses with individual grade equivalents and overall grade point average.
Unofficial transcripts can be used to make a preliminary evaluation of your qualifications until certified transcripts are submitted. If you have completed our education prerequisites, but need more time to obtain certified transcripts, contact the Admissions Office.

Please contact our admissions staff if you have any questions regarding your application.

Academic Calendar

All sessions are 8 weeks in length.

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REQUIRED COURSES

The curriculum consists of required courses and elective courses. To graduate, students must complete 18 units of required courses, including each of those listed below, and 12 units of elective courses. The Capstone is designed to be taken as the student’s last course, prior to graduation.

  • MLS 410 – American Legal System
  • MLS 415 – Legal Fundamentals
  • MLS 430 – Litigation and Its Alternatives
  • MLS 435 – Research and Advocacy
  • MLS 440 – Administrative Process
  • MLS 445 – Capstone course

Courses are scheduled in a mixed cycle of required and elective courses and must be taken during the cycle or postponed until offered again. Advisors will inform students of the planned cycle of courses. Postponement will likely delay graduation. Students are expected to complete the mixed cycle of required and elective courses, prior to taking the Capstone course. 

A student must complete an introductory course (American Legal System, Legal Fundamentals, or Litigation and Its Alternatives) during his or her first session of enrollment. Thereafter the student will complete one course in each subsequent session in which the student is enrolled, following the cycle of mixed required and concentration elective courses until s/he completes all required courses other than the Capstone course and sufficient elective courses to have earned 9 elective units. A student may enroll in the Capstone course when the student is within 6 units of completing the program.

ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION COURSES

In addition to 18 units of required coursework, students must complete an additional 12 units (4 courses) in elective concentration coursework in their chosen concentration to graduate.

Frontiers in Law

The Frontiers in Law concentration provides an in-depth look at privacy rights, the legal rules surrounding the hiring, treatment, and termination of employees, various legal mechanisms used by governments to respond to emerging security threats, and the legal issues that arise from biomedical research and the use of medical technologies.

  • MLS 501 – Bio Legal Issues
  • MLS 503 – Emerging Threats
  • MLS 504 – Emerging Threats with Residency
  • MLS 502 – Global Relationships
  • MLS 500 – Privacy Dilemmas

During the Spring 1 term of each academic year, a multi-day MLS Residency program will be held during which students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with faculty and leaders in the legal profession, government, or other fields. Each student will have the option of participating once while enrolled, by choosing when it is offered the elective concentration course designated “with Residency” in that student’s concentration. Students who choose not to participate in the residency program will take the corresponding elective without the residency designation. Students in the Frontiers of Law concentration will choose between Emerging Threats with Residency and Emerging Threats.

 

Regulatory Compliance/Legal Risk Management

The Regulatory Compliance/Legal Risk Management concentration examines legal requirements applicable to data security, explores liabilities faced by modern businesses and governments, provides insight into the challenges for litigants in the digital age, and reviews various types of compliance requirements such as compliance audits, document retention policies, and data security.               

  • MLS 512 – Data Security & Breach
  • MLS 513 – Data Security & Breach with Residency
  • MLS 511 – Liability, Risk, and Insurance
  • MLS 514 – Litigation Operations
  • MLS 510 – Regulation and Compliance                                          

During the Spring 1 term of each academic year, a multi-day MLS Residency program will be held during which students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with faculty and leaders in the legal profession, government, or other fields. Each student will have the option of participating once while enrolled, by choosing when it is offered the elective concentration course designated “with Residency” in that student’s concentration. Students who choose not to participate in the residency program will take the corresponding elective without the residency designation. Students in the Regulatory Compliance/Legal Risk Management concentration will choose between Data Security & Breach with Residency and Data Security & Breach.

M.L.S. DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS

In partnership with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, we offer two dual-degree programs combining our Master of Legal Studies degree with an M.A. in Forensic Psychology or an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. As the field of psychology becomes increasingly interwoven with the U.S. legal system, these dual degrees offer graduates an opportunity to stand out, by combining the foundations of law with the clinical expertise of a psychology education.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, industrial organizational psychology-related fields are expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations. In addition, industrial organizational professionals are expected to navigate areas that intersect with the law. There is a significant opportunity for professionals who show acumen in both of these fields to increase their marketability and set themselves apart in a growing field.

The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law® and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology® have come together to develop a program that helps students develop into professionals that aid organizations in this unique field: the M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track and Master of Legal Studies online dual-degree program.
Through this entirely online program, faculty with years of experience will guide students to develop the skills to become successful leaders in the following areas:

  • Consultation
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Leadership
  • Government
  • Business
  • Nonprofit

Master of Legal Studies

Designed for those who work or wish to work in fields that intersect with the law, the Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree helps students gain the experience needed to navigate the legal challenges that can arise in nearly every field. The M.L.S. program does not qualify graduates to sit for California’s Bar Examination, nor does it satisfy requirements for admission to practice law in California.

What is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?

In the M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O) program, students learn diagnostic and consultative skills that are used in professional environments to increase employee performance and address challenges in the workplace. Designing and implementing 360-degree feedback tools and assessment centers, students will learn how to aid in the development of employees.

What is the Applied Research Project

The Applied Research Project (ARP) Track is designed for students with a minimum of three years’ relevant post-baccalaureate work experience.

The Capstone Project allows a student to study and research his or her area of choice in depth with expert faculty at both the Colleges of Law and The Chicago School.

Students in the ARP track complete five credit hours of work (broken into ten eight-week terms of .5 CH each) over the course of their studies that guide them through the process of writing the Applied Research Project. A faculty member will approve and supervise the project through these courses.

Sample Courses

American Legal System

This course will introduce students to the Anglo-American system of law including sources of law such as Constitutions, statutes, case law, common law and regulations; the structure, jurisdiction, and functions of U.S. courts at both the federal and state levels; the role of law in American society; and the roles and responsibilities of legal professionals.

Litigation and Its Alternatives

This course explores the proceedings by which criminal and civil matters are litigated, and alternative strategies such as plea bargaining, restorative justice, negotiation, private and court-ordered commercial arbitration, private judging, mediation, negotiation, and neutral evaluation. After examining litigation alternatives, students will compare the costs and consequences of the various strategies to individuals and society.

Organizational Culture and Design

This course explores organizations at the organizational level, examining the relationship between culture and organization design, structure, and environment. It examines the impact of change in strategy and technology, environmental turbulence and organizational maturity, and reviews organization development as a means to advance the changing nature of organization. Supporting topics include corporate ethics, life cycle and control, organizational climate, and globalization. Students will create an organizational change strategy for a company in turmoil.

Admission/Progression Requirements

M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Application to the M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements. Applicants will be judged on their overall ability to do graduate work. Factors that are considered in admission are:

  • GPA from undergraduate and any graduate schools
  • Successful work history after completion of the baccalaureate degree
  • Admission essay
  • Letters of recommendation from academic professors or professional or volunteer experience supervisors

Generally, an undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for admission. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all schools where a degree was earned. It is recommended that transcripts are submitted from all schools where credit was received to support their applications. Students must choose their track (Internship or Applied Research Project) upon matriculation.

ADDITIONAL INTERNSHIP TRACK ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Aside from general admission requirements, the Internship Track requires an applicant to have successfully completed (with a grade earned of “C” or better) two (2) specific undergraduate courses:

  • One course in psychology
  • One course in statistics or quantitative psychology

Applicants in the Internship Track who have not previously successfully completed an undergraduate statistics or quantitative psychology course with The Chicago School will be enrolled according to the policies outlined in the Student at Large section of this catalog prior to be admitted to the program. Applicants in the Internship Track who have not previously successfully completed an undergraduate course in psychology must complete the course in accordance with the policies outlined in the Internship Track Progression Requirements section below.

INTERNSHIP TRACK PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

This program requires applicants to have successfully completed (with a grade earned of ‘C’ or better) at least one (1) undergraduate course in psychology by the end of their first semester (second term for online students) of study. Students must successfully meet this progression requirement through one of the following options:

  • A grade of “C” or higher in TCS 380 – Introduction to Psychology
  • A grade of “C” or higher in a comparable course at the Chicago School
  • A grade of “C” or higher in a comparable course at another regionally accredited institution

Applicants accepted with no previous undergraduate psychology coursework will be required to register for TCS 380 in their first ground semester or online term. All students must then meet this progression requirement by the end of their first semester (second term for online students) of study. Students who do not successfully fulfill this requirement will not be allowed to register in any future coursework in the program of study until this requirement is met. Extensions can be granted by the Program Chair or designee when extenuating circumstances prevent completion of the requirement in the specified timeframe. Requests for an extension must be submitted in writing to the Program Chair for consideration.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the dual degree program; however, we encourage students to submit their scores to enhance their application. Please note that you must have your official scores sent to The Chicago School (School Code 1119).

Applicants for the dual-degree program will not be required to take the LSAT, GRE, GMAT or any other graduate admissions test. However, applicants for whom English is their second language will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit their official score to the Colleges of Law or, alternatively, submit a transcript showing that they have completed a college-level English composition class with a grade of “C” or higher.

MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES

To be considered for admission, an M.L.S. applicant must have submitted the required application, fee, at least one letter of recommendation written by someone other than a family member or close relative, and a personal statement of at least 3 pages in length, that is double-spaced and typed in no larger than 12-point typeface, and:

  • An official transcript showing the conferral of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 from an accredited college or university. (Those who do not meet the GPA requirement, but show an ability to succeed at graduate-level work through professional or other experience, may be considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are not eligible for admission.)
  • TOEFL scores or transcripts showing an English composition class with a grade of “C” or better may be required of students for whom English is the second language.
  • Official transcripts showing degree conferral with the appropriate GPA, and TOEFL scores (if required), must be submitted within 30 days of the start of the student’s first term of enrollment. Failure to submit required official transcripts by the due date will result in a student being withdrawn from the school and unregistered from all future courses.

ADDITIONAL INTERNSHIP TRACK ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Aside from general admission requirements, the Internship Track requires an applicant to have successfully completed (with a grade earned of “C” or better) two (2) specific undergraduate courses:

  • One course in psychology
  • One course in statistics or quantitative psychology

Applicants in the Internship Track who have not previously successfully completed an undergraduate statistics or quantitative psychology course with The Chicago School will be enrolled according to the policies outlined in the Student at Large section of this catalog prior to be admitted to the program. Applicants in the Internship Track who have not previously successfully completed an undergraduate course in psychology must complete the course in accordance with the policies outlined in the Internship Track Progression Requirements section below.

INTERNSHIP TRACK PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

This program requires applicants to have successfully completed (with a grade earned of ‘C’ or better) at least one (1) undergraduate course in psychology by the end of their first semester (second term for online students) of study. Students must successfully meet this progression requirement through one of the following options:

  • A grade of “C” or higher in TCS 380 – Introduction to Psychology
  • A grade of “C” or higher in a comparable course at the Chicago School
  • A grade of “C” or higher in a comparable course at another regionally accredited institution

Applicants accepted with no previous undergraduate psychology coursework will be required to register for TCS 380 in their first ground semester or online term. All students must then meet this progression requirement by the end of their first semester (second term for online students) of study. Students who do not successfully fulfill this requirement will not be allowed to register in any future coursework in the program of study until this requirement is met. Extensions can be granted by the Program Chair or designee when extenuating circumstances prevent completion of the requirement in the specified timeframe. Requests for an extension must be submitted in writing to the Program Chair for consideration.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the dual degree program; however, we encourage students to submit their scores to enhance their application. Please note that you must have your official scores sent to The Chicago School (School Code 1119).

Applicants for the dual-degree program will not be required to take the LSAT, GRE, GMAT or any other graduate admissions test. However, applicants for whom English is their second language will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit their official score to the Colleges of Law or, alternatively, submit a transcript showing that they have completed a college-level English composition class with a grade of “C” or higher.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that psychology-related careers are expected to grow 19 percent between 2014 and 2024—much faster than the average of other occupations. With the increasing needs of the U.S. legal and law enforcement system, much of that growth may occur in the area of forensic psychology. To set themselves apart from other candidates, professionals may wish to seek a dual degree that incorporates the foundations of law with the clinical expertise of a forensic psychology education.

To accommodate this need, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology® and The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law® have established a dual-degree program for those interested in legal career fields—M.A. Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track and Master of Legal Studies.

To ensure that students are able to complete the program in 2 years for full-time or 4 years for part-time, the prescribed courses will apply to both programs’ degree requirements.

WHAT IS FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY?

The field of forensic psychology can encompass many fields inside of the legal system—including corrections. Students in the M.A. Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track and Master of Legal Studies program will be guided by practicing faculty as they examine how to assess the mental health of offenders, victims, law enforcement officials, and military personnel.

WHAT IS A MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES?

M.L.S. programs help students establish a strong foundation in law and help build practical communication skills. Gaining the experience necessary to navigate the areas where law and other fields intersect, graduates will be prepared to enter into fields including:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Human resources
  • Law enforcement

ONLINE

This program is offered entirely online. The format of this master’s program was designed for students who need to continue to work or take care of their families while they go to school.

Graduates of the M.A. Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track and Master of Legal Studies dual-degree have the potential to find successful careers in the following areas:

  • Health care facilities
  • Public policy making
  • Nonprofit victim assistance
  • Case workers
  • Department of Children and Family Services
  • Case Manager
  • Court appointed advocate

SAMPLE COURSES

Ethics and Professional Issues

This course reviews standards, ethics codes, and laws applicable to the forensic mental health practitioner and scientist. Ethical and legal conflicts and dilemmas a forensic practitioner might encounter while working within the legal system are explored, as are ways to resolve such issues. The role of regulatory agencies and professional associations is reviewed. The American Counseling Association Code of Ethics is emphasized.

Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing

This course addresses theoretical and practical issues related to clinical forensic interviewing and diagnosing that includes information gathering, effective listening, rapport building, and the assessment of mental status. In addition, the impact of culture and diversity on interviewing and diagnosing are explored.

Evaluation and Treatment of the Adult Offender

This course acquaints students with the most common adult criminal forensic evaluations conducted by forensic mental health professionals, theories associated with criminal behavior, and the various treatment modalities provided to adult offenders. Students gain a basic understanding of the legal criteria upon which criminal forensic evaluations are based, the appropriate methodology to perform competent and objective forensic assessments, the mental health services delivered to adult offenders in prison and community settings, and some of the ethical and professional difficulties that a forensic mental health professional encounter.

LICENSURE

The M.A. Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track and Master of Legal Studies program is a non-licensure program. The program does not qualify graduates to sit for the Bar Examination of any state; it does not qualify students to sit for licensure as a forensic psychologist; nor does it satisfy requirements for admission to practice law.

Please note that some positions may require a professional license or other credential for employment eligibility. The Chicago School makes no representations or guarantees about career options listed herein.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

The M.A. Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track and Master of Legal Studies program has a joint Capstone Project—a requirement for all dual-degree students. Designed to emphasize the student’s academic interests, the project should represent scholarship in the student’s academic field of study. Students will create an interdisciplinary project that blends their forensic psychology studies with their law and policy studies.

The project is done under the direction of a faculty member, the M.L.S. capstone advisor, as well as program faculty at The Chicago School. Students are encouraged to reach out to specific subject matter experts to provide guidance and direction.

ADMISSION/PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

M.A. FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

Application to the M.A. Forensic Psychology program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements. Applicants will be judged on their overall ability to do graduate work.

Factors that are considered in admission are:

  • Undergraduate and any graduate coursework
  • GPA from undergraduate and any graduate schools
  • Successful work history after completion of the baccalaureate degree
  • Admission essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Generally, an undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for admission. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all schools where a degree was earned. It is recommended that transcripts are submitted from all schools where credit was received to enhance their applications. Please see the application for detailed instructions and information regarding application requirements, application deadlines, and letters of recommendation.

The program also requires applicants to have successfully completed at least one (1) undergraduate course in either statistics or research methods with a grade earned of ‘C’ or better. Applicants without one of these courses must be complete them in accordance with the policies outlined in the Progression Requirements section below.

Progression Requirements

This track requires applicants to have successfully completed (with a grade earned of ‘C’ or better) at least one (1) undergraduate course in either statistics or research methods by the end of their first semester for Licensure Track students and 2nd term for online students.

Students must successfully meet this progression requirement through one of the following options:

  • A grade of “C” or higher in TCS 390 Introduction to Statistics or TCS 385 Introduction to Research Methods;
  • A grade of “C” or higher in a comparable course at the Chicago School; or
  • A grade of “C” or higher in a comparable course at another regionally accredited institution.

Applicants accepted with no previous statistics or research methods coursework will be required to register for TCS 385 or TCS 390 in their first ground semester or two online terms. All students enrolled in these tracks must meet this progression requirement by the end of their first semester for Professional Counselor Licensure Track students and 2nd term for Non-Licensure Track students. Students who do not successfully fulfill this requirement will not be allowed to register in any future coursework within the program of study until this requirement is met. Failure to register may result in the student being administratively withdrawn from the program. Extensions can be granted by the Program Chair or designee when extenuating circumstances prevent completion of the requirement in the specified timeframe. Requests for an extension must be submitted in writing to the Program Chair for consideration.

Additional Non-Licensure Track Requirements:

In additional to the admission criteria currently in place, applicants to this track should have three or more years of full-time, related, post-baccalaureate relevant work experience. Because the coursework for this track is offered via distance learning format, students within this track must have access to a computer that is less than three years old, a broadband internet connection, and the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and at minimum, the following computing skills:

  • A comfort with basic Internet technology
  • The ability to open and attach files from and to email
  • The ability to send and receive email
  • The ability to save documents

Applicants who do not have the required undergraduate coursework but who have sufficient relevant work experience may be granted a waiver of one or more these requirements for admission by making a request to the Department Chair or designee.

Standardized Testing

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required; however, students who have taken the exam may submit their scores to enhance their application. Scores should be sent directly to the school (GRE School Code: 1119) for consideration.

MASTER OF LEGAL STUDIES

To be considered for admission, an M.L.S. applicant must have submitted the required application, fee, at least one letter of recommendation written by someone other than a family member or close relative, and a personal statement of at least 3 pages in length, that is double-spaced and typed in no larger than 12-point typeface, and:

  • An official transcript showing the conferral of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 from an accredited college or university. (Those who do not meet the GPA requirement, but show an ability to succeed at graduate-level work through professional or other experience, may be considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are not eligible for admission.)
  • TOEFL scores or transcripts showing an English composition class with a grade of “C” or better may be required of students for whom English is the second language.

Official transcripts showing degree conferral with the appropriate GPA, and TOEFL scores (if required), must be submitted within 30 days of the start of the student’s first term of enrollment. Failure to submit required official transcripts by the due date will result in a student being withdrawn from the school and unregistered from all future courses.