Master of Arts in Law (M.A.) Application Requirements

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Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadlines*
Fall: July 1 | Spring: November 1

Academic Acceptance Deadlines*
Fall: August 1 | Spring: January 1

*On-campus international applicants must meet a fall semester application deadline of February 15 with an academic acceptance deadline of March 15 or a spring semester application deadline of June 15 with an academic acceptance deadline of July 15.

Admissions Criteria

The Admissions Committee seeks applicants who will bring a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to Regent University's School of Law. The M.A. in Law program seeks highly motivated students and professionals who appreciate the educational benefits and professional development opportunities a graduate legal-based education offers. Each of the following will be evaluated to assess an applicant's potential for success in the program.

  • Academic achievement (GPA, course rigor, and institution(s) attended)
  • Mission Fit
  • Responses to the questions in the application for admission
  • Skills relevant to the practice of law

Admissions Requirements

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree from an approved college or university prior to beginning their legal studies. The Admissions Committee does not recommend any single major or undergraduate field of study, but welcomes majors ranging from political science to engineering, and from biblical studies to psychology.

Admissions Decisions

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with most applicants being notified within two weeks of the date that the application and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office.

 


M.A. in Law Application Process

1. Application for Admission

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

2. Application Fee

Option 1: Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process, via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Law on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee. RSVP Today!

3. Official Transcripts

An official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program is required. We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.

* Please be aware that it usually takes about one month to process a Transcript Request Form and receive a transcript from the issuing institution. However, it may take longer in some situations. It is ultimately the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all transcripts are received by Regent University. With this timeline in mind, we do not suggest using this service within one month of a term's start date unless you have submitted unofficial transcripts in addition to your Transcript Request Form.

4. Current and Thorough Resume

Submit a current and thorough resume; which provides details of your education, employment and activities. Please list your extracurricular, community, or other activities in the order of importance to you. Give a brief description of your involvement, including any special responsibilities or leadership positions held. Submit resume to lawschool@regent.edu.

5. Personal Statement

The Personal Statement is an example of your writing proficiency and an opportunity to demonstrate your fit for the Regent University School of Law. Submit the Personal Statement to lawschool@regent.edu.

Note: Graduate school entrance exams (GRE, LSAT, or GMAT) are not required. However, applicants who have taken a graduate school entrance exam are encouraged to have their official scores sent directly to Regent University by the testing agency.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.