Accelerated Master’s Program – BA/MLS Program
Qualified BA in Law students with a minimum 3.3 GPA have the opportunity to pursue an accelerated track to a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) from Arizona Law. After taking 12 units of foundational law courses at the graduate level during their senior year, students accepted into the accelerated program take an additional 18 units in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, and upper-level electives with J.D. students. For more information, visit sgpp.arizona.edu/bachelor-arts-law.
Your legal education will teach you to “think like a lawyer,” honing your analytical skills, developing better critical thinking, and acquiring the professional skills you need no matter where your education takes you.
University of Arizona Law offers a mix of qualities no other school can match: a small, top-ranked program in the heart of a nationally acclaimed university, exceptional employment outcomes, the most global JD program in the country, and the chance to spend your law school years in Tucson, a cool, eclectic city with a diverse population of nearly one million people named the #4 best city for millennials by Money magazine.
Explore the full range of program offerings at http://law.arizona.edu/programs
To complete your application, you will need:
1. Personal statement of 3-4 pages summarizing your qualifications for and interest in the program, along with career objective
2. Academic transcripts
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. Your resume or curriculum vitae
5. TOEFL or IETLS for applicants who do not hold a degree from an English-speaking country
6. Complete Law College application, including application fee - $50.00 (https://law.arizona.edu/apply-mls).
Standardized test scores are not required for admission. However, if you have taken the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, or MCAT you may have your scores submitted if you wish.
Financing Your Degree:
External Funding: External funding options are available through Scholarship Universe, a scholarship database for all students. To register, please visit: https://scholarshipuniverse.arizona.edu/suha
Military Benefits: The MLS program has been approved by the VA, and students can use their GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of courses. For general military benefits questions, please visit: http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/vets
University Employee Benefits: Eligible individuals may use their Qualified Tuition Reduction benefits toward the MLS program.
Applicants may submit their application at any time as this program offers rolling admissions.
Note: admission for the summer term is limited and may not be available for all specializations. Please contact us to inquire.
In order to earn an MLS degree, students must complete a total of 30 units, including foundational courses in core substantive areas of the law encompassing contracts, torts, property, constitutional law, procedure, and legal research and writing. For the remaining units, students may choose from a wide range of electives, including related courses offered by other schools or departments at the University of Arizona.
The Master of Legal Studies does not offer or require a minor but students may pursue a specialization.